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Amanda received her BA in fine arts and history of art from Bryn Mawr College. She received her MA with Certification from Teachers College Columbia University, where she is currently an ABD doctoral candidate in art and art education. Newman-Godfrey holds a New Jersey certificate in Art K12 and a school administrator’s certificate. For 11 years, she worked as an art teacher and arts department supervisor at New Jersey’s largest private day school for students with disabilities ages 321. In 2006, she joined the AIE Consortium as the arts education associate, managing the NEA/NJSCA Artists-in-Education Program to oversee artist residencies, teaching artists and grants in K12 schools across New Jersey. In 2009, she was appointed as full-time faculty to the Art and Art Education program at Teachers College Columbia University, co-coordinating two MA programs. In 2014, she joined Moore College of Art Design as a full-time Assistant Professor in Art Education.