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Amanda Woods

Owner and Director

Amanda had been the Director of Operations for Brighton Academy for the last 8 years prior to taking over ownership in January of 2020.

Amanda is a lifetime resident of the Liberty/Kansas City area. She graduated from Liberty High School and attended college at Northwest Missouri State University where she obtained a Bachelors degree. After graduation, Amanda was employed in the Liberty School District in their Kindergarten program and coached high school cheerleading.

Amanda’s passion is in education and childcare so it was a blessing to move to early childhood education after starting a family of her own. It was important to her to be close to her children and have a hands on role in their development and growth while still educating the minds of other children.

Amanda and Josh were married in November of 2020. Together they have 3 children, McKinnley and Bennett (Amanda's) and Gavin (Josh's) to complete a beautiful blended family. All 3 kids currently attend school in the Platte County School district. Both McKinnley and Bennett attended Brighton Academy from birth to Prek.

Amanda is excited to currently be furthering her education and working towards obtaining her CDA (Certified Directors Associate) through MCC.

Owning Brighton Academy was always a dream of Amanda’s from the first day she started in 2012. She is excited to be on this journey and looks forward to continuing to build Brighton Academy to be the best Early Childhood Education facility in the Northland.