Hello! My name is Amanda Biggerstaff and I am so excited to be joining Brookwood’s third grade team in the upcoming school year! This will be my fifth year teaching- my first three years I taught third grade at a school in Oregon and last year I taught second grade here at Brookwood. I graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Masters of Arts in Teaching and a B.S. in Elementary Education. As a teacher, I am passionate about helping students grow academically, socially and emotionally! I believe the best classrooms are formed by creating community, a sense of belonging, and, of course, fun; I am excited to cultivate that in my new classroom at Brookwood!
I am originally from Bakersfield, California, but lived in Medford, Oregon for 16 years. Last year, my family and I decided to go on a new adventure and move to the beautiful state of Utah! I have been married for six years and my husband, John, is also a teacher in the Canyon School District teaching special education. We had our first baby together in 2020- a boy named Liam! We also have two dogs named Sherman and Stanley.
In my free time, I love spending time outdoors, riding bikes, going on hikes and exploring new areas! I also enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading, cooking, traveling and crafting.