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Dr.  Amanda  Hunnell
5th Grade GTE Teacher
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I am a product of the Houston County School System and graduated from Houston County High School. In 2007, I obtained a Bachelor's degree in elementary and special education in the inaugural class from Middle Georgia State University, formerly Macon State College in 2007. In 2009, I earned a Master's degree in curriculum, instruction, and assessment (CIA). In January 2017, I received my doctorate degree with a focus on CIA. Additionally, I hold a gifted and a reading, science, and gifted endorsement.


I began teaching in 2007 and have taught first, third and fifth grade. My favorite grade to teach so far is fifth! I have several years experience teaching students in the ESL and EIP programs. I also have brief experience in special education.

I have taught gifted education for three years. I enjoy expanding on the curriculum to meet the needs of exceptional students.


My name is Amanda Hunnell and I am the fifth grade GTE teacher here at Russell Elementary. I have two children: Allison who is 17 and a senior in high school, and Aiden, who is 9 and is in fourth grade. I also have two lazy cats- Catey and Rexie. I enjoy reading, traveling, acting and bike riding. When I'm not at school, you might catch me hanging out with my family or solving the latest Nancy Drew PC game!