Amanda H. Smith


My name is Amanda H. Smith, and I have been teaching high school mathematics for 9 years.

I am currently teaching at Guajome Park Academy, a charter school in Vista, California. For the 2020-2021 school year, I am teaching IB Math Applications & Interpretations (SL and HL, 11th and 12th grades) as well as serving as a High School Math Intervention Specialist. In my role as an intervention specialist, I have been pushing in to help students in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 classes.

I previously taught for eight years at West Forsyth High School in Cumming, Georgia (2012-2020). I have six years experience teaching AP Calculus AB and two years 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.

My family relocated to Southern California in 2020, and 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 advanced mathematics accessible, relatable, and fun for my students. I strive to inspire curiosity and questioning in my students. My pedagogy centers on empathy and respect for all learners.

AP Certified
Calculus AB & BC

IB Certified
Math Applications & Interpretations

GCTM Presenter

Google Certified Educator
Level 1