Amanda Williams

Writer

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

  • Rawls Byrd name choices narrowed to three

    Rawls Byrd name choices narrowed to three

    The Williamsburg-James City County School Board will decide next month whether Rawls Byrd Elementary School will be named after the Glasshouse at Jamestown, Sarah G. B. Jones or Laurel Lane. In May the board voted to change the name after activists highlighted the former superintendent's poor track...

  • W-JCC Foundation awards $30K in teaching grants

    W-JCC Foundation awards $30K in teaching grants

    When the WJCC Schools Foundation presents teachers with their grants, it's a celebration. Tuesday morning, Williamsburg-James City County School Board members walked the halls with those from the WJCC Schools Foundation's board, carrying bouquets of flowers, oversized cardboard checks and cellphones...

  • An inauguration 228 years in the making

    An inauguration 228 years in the making

    The presidential inauguration — an occasion this country has celebrated 57 times over — rolls around again Friday. President-elect Donald Trump will take the same oath of office penned into Article II of the Constitution, repeating the same words George Washington did 228 years ago. Washington's...

  • School Board partially agrees to code of conduct Tuesday night

    School Board partially agrees to code of conduct Tuesday night

    School Board discussion swirled around the Virginia School Board Association’s code of conduct and Rawls Byrd Elementary School’s potential new name Tuesday night. The Williamsburg-James City County School Board members passed VBSA’s code of conduct at their meeting Tuesday night — with one edit....

  • Ed Gillespie makes campaign stop at Williamsburg pancake house

    Ed Gillespie makes campaign stop at Williamsburg pancake house

    Ed Gillespie was still full of energy when he entered the Capitol Pancake House Monday afternoon — his eighth campaign stop over the holiday weekend. Gillespie launched his campaign to become Virginia’s next governor on Saturday, flying around the state with visits including Richmond, Roanoke and...

  • W-JCC School Board discusses FY18 budget priorities ahead of Tuesday meeting

    W-JCC School Board discusses FY18 budget priorities ahead of Tuesday meeting

    The Williamsburg-James City County School Board met early Saturday to discuss priorities ahead of constructing the division’s fiscal year 2018 budget. Board members gave guidance to interim Superintendent Olwen Herron and Chief Financial Officer Christina Berta on things they would and would not...

  • Career cats hold jobs

    Career cats hold jobs

    When Spike was hired at Jamestown Feed and Seed, his people skills were a bit lacking. A humble fellow, he works for his keep: some chow in the morning and a warm place to rest his paws. Spike is a cat, brought on at the store to ferret out mice and other unwanted pests from the warehouse. His...

  • WJCC School Board to hold budget discussion Saturday

    WJCC School Board to hold budget discussion Saturday

    The Williamsburg-James City County School Board will hold a discussion on this year's budget Saturday.  The meeting will be at 8 a.m. in Room 300 at the School Board and Central office annex on Ironbound Road.  Saturday's budget retreat is to discuss priorities for upcoming budget discussions,...

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