Amanda H. Smith


My name is Amanda H. Smith, and I have been teaching high school mathematics since 2012.

I teach at Canyon Crest Academy, a public school-of-choice in the San Dieguito Union High School District in San Diego, California. I have worked with students in both Honors and College Prep math courses in the integrated math curriculum.

I formerly taught at Guajome Park Academy, a charter school in Vista, California. At Guajome, I taught IB math courses (both SL and HL) while also serving as a High School Math Intervention Specialist. In my role as an intervention specialist, I pushed in as a co-teacher to help students in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 classes who were struggling with the challenges of distance & hybrid learning.

Before moving to California in 2020, I taught for eight years at West Forsyth High School in Cumming, Georgia. While there, I gained six years of experience teaching AP Calculus AB and two years of experience teaching AP Calculus BC. I also taught various other mathematics courses during my time there, including Support classes up to Accelerated Honors, and from 9th grade up through 12th.

I am credentialed to teach mathematics in both California and Georgia. I am also credentialed to teach psychology in California and have the English Learner Authorization (ELA1). Please see my resume for details!

I am passionate about making mathematics accessible, relatable, and fun for my students. I strive to inspire curiosity and questioning in my students, and my pedagogy centers on empathy and respect for all learners.

AP Certified
Calculus AB & BC

IB Certified
Math Applications & Interpretation

GCTM Presenter

Google Certified Educator
Level 1