Amanda Cowgill

Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center (IN)

I graduated from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana in 2005 with a degree in Social Studies Secondary Education. For five years, I taught all social studies classes in grades 6- 12 in an alternative program in my hometown of Kankakee, Illinois. I also received a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in English as a Second Language from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois in 2013.

In 2014, I moved to Indianapolis, where I currently reside. I teach World History at Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center, which is part of the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, a large, urban school district on the west side of the city. I am passionate about history because I love stories. The awesome thing about teaching history is that I get to tell stories, and help students tell stories, every day plus, they’re all true!

I’ve spent time working and sharing in living history museums, learning across the country at teacher institutes, and developing new curriculum for my students. Outside of the classroom I am an avid Chicago Bears fan. I love to read, bake, and eat what I’ve baked. I am also slowly amassing what I hope will one day be an impressive collection of globes.