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Amanda Brandon

Position: 5-12 Instrumental Music Teacher

Year Started at Riverside: 2014

Facebook: @RiversidePOMP

Video: Why I Teach

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Educational Background:

Treynor High School

Iowa Western Community College: A.A. Music

Augustana University, South Dakota: B.A. K-12 Instrumental Music Education


What I love about the subject I teach:

My favorite part about teaching Band is watching students progress from the first day they hold an instrument- sometimes not knowing how to put it together- to the final music performance of their senior year.

I get the pleasure of fostering the development of students' social and academic growth, and enjoy watching them transform into young adults. Students develop creativity, discipline, and communication throughout their 8 years of music education at Riverside- all of which help them succeed in school, in society, and in life.


Why I chose Riverside:

I was first attracted to Riverside because it's a small, rural district. As the 5-12 Band Director, I get the opportunity to "grow my own" program.


What makes me PROUD to be a Bulldog:

Riverside provides a variety of learning opportunities for all students through our attractive academic programs and extra curricular activities. ​​​​​​​