Amanda Dawson

Senior People Operations Manager at StartX

Amanda Dawson is the Senior People Operations Manager at StartX. Amanda previously worked as the Director of Talent and Operations for Teach For America from July 2014 to April 2019. In this role, Amanda led the internal talent work, from hiring and onboarding to team development and culture. On multiple trust and camaraderie survey questions, responses grew over 60 percentage points in the past two years. Amanda also supported strategic and annual planning, designed team meetings and learning experiences, and led budget management.

Before their role as Director of Talent and Operations, Amanda was a Corps Member Advisor for Teach For America from June 2012 to July 2012. As one of four first-year Corps Member Advisors among the 40+ group selected to spend six weeks supporting incoming Corps Members, Amanda led eight CMs in teaching 8th Grade Reading Common Core Standards, designed and presented sessions on lesson-planning and execution, and worked closely with Bunche Middle School staff to best support CMs and students.

Amanda began their career with Teach For America as a Teacher and Content Leader at North Clayton Middle School from July 2011 to June 2014.

Amanda Dawson has a Master of Science in African Studies from the University of Oxford. Amanda also has a Bachelor of Arts in Amanda'story and Political Science from Florida State University. Amanda is certified in teaching English to speakers of other languages from LTC Brighton.

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