Amanda Siepiola taught kindergarten, first grade, second grade and fifth grade in Washington, DC. Siepiola graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. in history and from American University with an M.A.T. in elementary education. She traveled to Finland through the Distinguished Fulbright Award for Teachers in 2013 to explore constructivist teaching methods and the use of elements of play in the classroom. Siepiola has also completed workshops with 4.0 Schools in New Orleans, Project Zero, Responsive Classroom, Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, and Mindful Schools. She has presented her work through DC Public Schools Professional Development workshops, at the Nordic Larp Conference, a Mensa Regional Gathering, and at the Living Games Conferences.
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