Amanda Hollman is the Director of Human Capital at Crescent City Schools. Amanda began her career in education after graduating from Tulane University in 2006. After the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, Amanda believed that the most impactful way she could support the region was through education. She joined the 2006 Teach for America Greater New Orleans corps and taught middle school science at Marrero Middle School in Jefferson Parish. It was here that Amanda learned the incredible value of strong, dedicated teachers and school staff. Subsequently, Amanda worked for the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Recovery School District, and the Louisiana Department of Education. These roles gave Amanda the opportunity to visit over 70 charter schools throughout Louisiana and to witness the balance of autonomy and accountability that can make a charter school extraordinary. It was also during this time that Amanda fell in love with the mission and values of Crescent City Schools. Amanda is committed to the students of New Orleans and to supporting open enrollment schools that raise student achievement and prepare students for college.
Amanda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Tulane University and a Master of Business Administration in Competitive and Organizational Strategy from Simon Business School at the University of Rochester, where she was a Forté Foundation Fellow and a leader of the Simon Association of Women MBAs.