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About Amanda Fox
Amanda Fox, is a 7th grade English teacher at Holy Trinity Parish School in Louisville, Kentucky and the founder of STEAMPunksEdu.com and MetaInkPublishing.com. She has taught English Language Arts, Social Studies, Film, Journalism, and enjoys writing, illustrating, and cooking in her free time. Recipient of the 2016 ISTE Emerging Leader Award, recognized as a PBS Digital innovator for her initiatives in enhancing student learning with technology, Fox has also served as President of the Young Educator Network for ISTE, and received the President's Volunteer Award in 2018. She is the author of Teachingland: A Teacher's Survival Guide to the Classroom Apocalypse, Zom-Be A Design Thinker, and Markertown. She has an affinity for coffee mugs, nerdy t-shirts, and can always be found in heels. Learn more or connect with Amanda on Twitter @AmandaFoxSTEM
For more information on booking Amanda for keynotes, workshops, design thinking led sessions, or video conferencing/virtual book readings with your class or school go to the contact page.
As a father of four children and kindergarten teacher, I have found books to be a instrumental in broaching difficult topics with my kids and students. Issues like social equity, friendship, and inclusion can be difficult conversations to broach, but Markertown by Amanda Fox opens the door. Markertown teaches us that what makes us sparkle comes from the inside and true friendship is not bound by looks or physical appearance. Not only does this book help engage children in meaningful discussions, but with Augmented Reality, Steam challenges, and hands-on support material children are able to engage with the book on many different levels. This book is a must-have for both parents and educators alike.
Delightful, fun, and just what is needed for kids and adults to read! Markertown will change your outlook on more than just old markers, and help you to see past what we may typically see, and open your mind to what is possible and the 'upcycling' of so many areas in our lives. A must-read book from Amanda Fox!
Benjamin Cogswell, Father, KinderRockets Founder, Educator and Speaker
Adam Welcome is a Principal, podcaster, author and 30 time marathoner.
Sam Donald, Educational Phycologist