Amanda Frasier is entering her first year as an Educational Policy student. She graduated with a bachelors of
science in Secondary Education from Central Michigan University. She had the distinction of winning the 2007 College of Humanities Undergraduate Research Award. As an undergraduate student, she served an internship with Chicago Public Schools. After graduation, she taught English for five years in low income schools in Virginia and North Carolina. Her experience lead her to work with many educational intiatives including New Schools Project, Upward Bound, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As a teacher, she had the distinction of being named “Beginning Teacher of the Year” and completing her district’s Teacher Executive Institute. She also recently completed the National Board certification process. She has also earned her Masters of Library Science and completed a graduate assistantship at East Carolina University.