Amanda Taylor is a Director of Professional Development for EdTechTeam. She is passionate about helping other educators discover new and innovative ways to use technology to create hands-on learning environments. Amanda began her career in Austin, Texas as a CTE teacher and a FCCLA advisor. There, she fell in love with the power of technology to transform classrooms and the lives of her students. Amanda is a graduate of Texas State University. Amanda fancies herself a technology evangelist and lifelong learner, and that extends to her personal life. She has twice travelled to Rwanda to participate in volunteer programs to train teachers and collaborate on bringing technology resources into local schools and refugee resettlement communities. Amanda makes her home in sunny Southern California with her video-gaming husband and two iPad-addicted children. Though she claims to be a semi-retired WoW and HoTS player, you’ll often find her sneaking in a quick Hearthstone game.