Amanda Foushee recently joined the English Department to teach English II and Advanced Placement English Literature: Good Grief to sophomores and seniors, respectively.
Previously, Foushee worked at various colleges and high schools, including the Episcopal School of Los Angeles, where she taught writing, rhetoric and composition. She said her interests in literature naturally led her to teaching.
“My mom is a teacher, so it’s like the family business,” Foushee said. “I’ve always loved school and English was by far my favorite subject.”
However, she became more interested in teaching during college, Foushee said.
“I went to Sarah Lawrence [College], which is really strong in the humanities, and I had a lot of really wonderful literature teachers there [who inspired me],” Foushee said.
Foushee said she hopes to use the skills she learned in school to create an exciting, but informative classroom environment.
“I’m really looking forward to getting to know all of my students in the classroom, and I hope to find some ways to form relationships with students outside of the classroom through extracurriculars,” Foushee said.