Amanda Seeley is no stranger to Elsberry schools, as she has spent her 17 year education career right here in Elsberry. This school year she will have the privilege of leading Clarence Cannon Elementary as the principal.
After beginning her career in 2001 as a first grade teacher, Seeley found her niche the second year when Elsberry Schools was awarded a grant to establish a preschool. She then spent the next 10 years as the director/teacher. For the last five years, Seeley has taken on the role as special services director.
Seeley is excited about her new position and feels knowing her staff will be to her advantage and looks forward to working with a great team. She plans to continue focusing on academic and leadership opportunities for Elsberry students. Seeley will continue to follow the “Leader in Me” program” that was integrated several years ago.
Her goals for the year for herself and staff is to embrace the philosophy of shared leadership and work diligently and collaboratively with PLC teams for improvement in the elementary school.
As Seeley prepared for her career after high school she knew she wanted to work with kids. So entering Mizzou, as a little fish in a big pond, she decided being a pediatrician was the way to go.
Like many students in college the first semester tends to bring second thoughts about that major decided on. She spent that Christmas break soul searching and discussing things with her mom.
Education was no stranger to Seeley, as her mom was a teacher in Bowling Green and has since retired. Her paternal grandmother finished out her stellar career as the principal at BONCL R-X.
By the time she went back she had decided a career in education was the way to go. She finished at Mizzou with her bachelors in education and went on to obtain her masters in administration from William Woods University.
Seeley resides in Elsberry with her husband Roger, and two daughters Abby and Amelia.