Amanda Thornton
Executive Assistant

Amanda Thornton is an Executive Assistant for the Outstanding Educators team and has been at Education First since 2018. She finds joy in proactively organizing calendars, anticipating client needs and finding ways to make her teammates smile. Amanda is known for her ‘can-do’ attitude and hyper focus on interpersonal details. She believes that it is possible to deliver exemplary executive support and technical expertise while fostering deep, genuine relationships—neither have to suffer.

A product of the K12 public school system, Amanda is passionate about providing high-quality public education to all students, regardless of their race or economic background. She fights for students to be given the same privileges she was awarded, while ensuring educators are given comprehensive, high-quality support. In addition, Amanda is an advocate for social and emotional learning and trauma-informed practice.

A graduate of the Texas college system, Amanda believes in travel, laughter and sweet tea. Do not try to convince her that Whataburger is not the best fast food restaurant.

Amanda's expertise

  • Getting Stuff Done
  • Logistics and Coordination
  • Executive Support
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Scheduling Machine

Recent clients

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Indianapolis Public Schools
  • Oak Foundation
  • Committee for Children
  • Generation Next

Top 3 Celebrities I Want to Meet

  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Alicia Keys

Amanda likes


  • Dog Mom

  • Exploring the world