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Amanda Williams


Amanda is the education reporter at the Virginia Gazette. She was previously the evening breaking news reporter at the Daily Press. She is a 2016 graduate of William & Mary and spends most of her time hanging out with her dog, Chaco.

Recent Articles

  • School redistricting talks to start Tuesday

    The Williamsburg-James City County School Board is set to start discussing how to shake up the division's attendance districts Tuesday night. With James Blair Middle School opening fall 2018, the School Board is tasked with figuring out how to redesign attendance zones to fill the new school, and...

  • Reveley seen as a 'personal president'

    Reveley seen as a "personal president"

    It's the end of an era for the College of William and Mary. After a decade, the college's 27th president, Taylor Reveley, is stepping down with the end of his contract in June 2018. Since 2008, Reveley has lived in the President's House, a red-brick structure nestled in historic campus adjacent...

  • Heritage Humane partners with Carrot Tree for spring fundraiser

    One Williamsburg restaurant staple is teaming up with the fund-raising arm of Heritage Humane Society in a push to raise thousands for the shelter. Carrot Tree Kitchens, a decades-old area restaurant and bakery with three locations, is hosting Spring Tea at Carrot Tree on April 26 to benefit the...

  • WJCC School Board moves to dismiss civil suit

    WJCC School Board moves to dismiss civil suit

    The Williamsburg-James City County School Board filed a motion to have the civil suit against it dropped, denying all allegations by two parents earlier this year, according to Williamsburg-James City County General District Court documents. The School Board filed its Grounds of Defense March 20...

  • New scholarship open to early childhood educators

    One scholarship program is working to ensure the youngest members of society have more educated teachers. In its first semester last fall, Project Pathfinders helped 16 early childhood educators in the Williamsburg, James City and York county area work toward a certificate or degree. The scholarship...

  • How to get kids excited about kale

    How to get kids excited about kale

    "Who wants to taste some kale?" Rob Till asks the crowd of six-, seven- and eight-year-olds. Without hesitation, the 17 students bounded across the garden, vying to be first in line. Kale, a leafy green vegetable received at dinner tables across the country with a resounding "eww," had James River...

  • WCA names new head of upper elementary

    WCA names new head of upper elementary

    At the end of the school year, Cathy Naylor will take on a new role at Williamsburg Christian Academy, leading the upper elementary division. Naylor will lead second through fifth grades at the upper-James City County private school following graduation June 9. The school, founded in 1978, boasts...

  • W-JCC superintendent honors 2017 teachers of the year

    W-JCC superintendent honors 2017 teachers of the year

    Superintendent Olwen Herron named 17 instructors as 2017 teachers of the year for Williamsburg-James City County Schools — one for each school plus the preschool program Bright Beginnings.  Herron and the School Board recognized the teachers with a certificate at the board's March 21 meeting. "The...