Amanda Brueggeman, Ed.D. is a literacy coach and consultant with over 18 years in education. She grew up on a farm in Southeast Missouri and then worked her way to the suburbs of St. Louis, MO, where she taught at Valley Park and Wentzville for ten years prior to being a coach. Amanda holds her Doctorate in Teacher Leadership from Maryville University, where she is also currently an adjunct professor for the Education Department. An area she is passionate about is collective efficacy in relation to working with students, teachers, instructional coaches and pre-service teachers. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, Jay, and hanging out with friends, as well as traveling to see family.