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Amanda Wingard began her career with the Houston Independent School District at Neff Elementary. She taught third grade for five years prior to becoming Neff’s Instructional Coordinator and Assistant Principal for the next 6 years. She became Neff Elementary principal after 11 years of service.
Mrs. Wingard grew up in Houston and is a product of the Houston Independent School District, graduating from Sharpstown High School. She also attended Neff Elementary and Sharpstown Middle School. She is proud to serve the community she grew up in and takes pride in Neff Elementary and its success.
She received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in Elementary Education. After returning to Houston, she attended the University of Houston Downtown through a Houston based cohort program to earn her Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Mrs. Wingard earned her principal certification through the Principal Academy for Collaborative Engagement, entering an administrative position after completion.
As a school leader, Mrs. Wingard is excited to provide opportunities and innovative solutions to the challenges our students face in a technology-driven, twenty-first century economy and world.Mrs. Wingard enjoys reading and spending time with her family. Her husband, Daniel Wingard, works as a Physical Therapist at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR). She has two children, Genevieve (8) and Jackson (6).