Fellow Profiles

Amanda Jones

School Type

District

Grade Levels

Pre-K-8

Student Enrollment

539

Neighborhood

North Philadelphia

Education

M.A., Cabrini College

B.A., Bloomsburg University

Principal Certification, PhillyPlus Leadership Program

Amanda Jones

Principal, The Honorable Luis Muñoz Marín Elementary School
School District of Philadelphia
2022 Neubauer Fellow

“I chose to become a Neubauer Fellow to give back to the students in our city who deserve a straight pathway to success and a competitive education. Through equity-driven leadership and diverse experiences, our students have what it takes to put a strong stamp on the world.”

Amanda has served as the principal of Luis Muñoz Marín Elementary School since 2020. Under her leadership, Muñoz Marín’s Star Assessment scores increased in the 2021-2022 school year and the average Student Growth Percentiles (SGP) increased by 7.2% in English Language Arts and 8.8% in Math. Muñoz Marín also saw a decrease in intensive interventions.

 

In 2022 Muñoz Marín was recognized by The President of the United States Joe Biden for using American Relief Funds to support literacy and after-school arts programs for students. Amanda also created a school-wide diversity and equity coalition that birthed Muñoz Marín’s first annual Hispanic Heritage celebration and Black Lives Matter week.

 

Amanda has been an educator since 2015. Prior to becoming a principal, Amanda served as a first-grade teacher, third grade teacher, Catapult learning site supervisor, reading intervention coach for grades K-3, and assistant principal. Amanda grew up in Philadelphia, PA.

2022 Neubauer Fellows Page