Amanda Swanson

Course Development Specialist

After two years of part-time teaching with IDLA’s English department, Amanda started as a Course Development Specialist in 2022.  Prior to joining Team IDLA, she lived in the UK and worked as an ESL teacher with VIPKid, and she spent many years volunteering as a Girl Scout leader and holding various positions on the Board for USAGSO (overseas Girl Scouts). 
She has a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Education from Sierra Nevada University.  She also has a BA in English and an AA in General Education from the University of Maryland University College: Europe.  
When she isn’t wearing her “teacher hat,” Amanda enjoys creating metal art.  She and her husband are the founders and owners of Black Leaf Clover Fabrication and BLC Offcuts Metal Art.  Together with their three children, they have created a life of adventure: traveling, exploring, and camping around the globe as an Air Force family.