Mrs. Amanda Kight



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Amanda Kight

A little about myself...

Hello! My name is Amanda (Mandie) Kight, and I am one of the fifth grade teachers at Stateside Elementary this year!  This will be my 9th year teaching and my 5th year at Stateside!  I look forward to working with you to make this a fun-filled learning adventure for your fifth grader before they head off to middle school for a new adventure!

I married my husband Brent in October 2014. He is originally from Jacksonville and was eager to move back to this area when the opportunity presented itself in April 2016. We have enjoyed settling in to our new home with our two kitties, Cassie and Cali. We welcomed our first child, Emersyn Claire, in April 2019 and will be adding a sweet boy to our family in January 2021!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.  The best way to reach me is through email at  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help your child grow this year!

My Education Background:

I attended Gardner-Webb University on a full academic scholarship, and I graduated from the School of Education in May 2012.

Major: Elementary Education

Minors: Professional Education and General Science

Summa Cum Laude academic distinction

Member of Alpha Chi and Kappa Delta Pi honor societies

Senior Scholastic Award recipient for graduating with a 4.0 GPA

My Teaching Experience:

January 2012-May 2012: 4th grade student teaching experience at Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School in Forest City, NC

August 2012-June 2016: Teacher at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy in Forest City, NC (2 years spent teaching 5th grade math and science, 2 years spent teaching kindergarten)

August 2016-Present: Teacher at Stateside Elementary School in Jacksonville, NC (1 year spent teaching 3rd grade, currently teaching 5th grade)