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

  • New faces joining W-JCC schools next year

    New faces joining W-JCC schools next year

    Two principals are the latest new faces to join superintendent Olwen Herron’s administrative team. On Tuesday, the Williamsburg-James City County School Board approved hiring Phoebus High School principal Mark Hudson to replace Jeffery Carroll at Warhill High School and Charles City High School...

  • New principal hired to lead James Blair

    New principal hired to lead James Blair

    Walls are up, cement floors have hardened and James Blair Middle School is taking shape at Ironbound and Longhill roads. It's a place Ty Harris has only been once, but around which he will plan most of his days starting July 1. More than a year before its scheduled open date in September 2018,...

  • Judge moves WJCC bullying case closer to trial

    Judge moves WJCC bullying case closer to trial

    A civil suit against the Williamsburg-James City County School Board was moved forward by Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Judge Colleen Killilea on Monday.  During the afternoon hearing, Killilea granted the school division attorney Jeremy Capps’ request for a motion hearing...

  • School Board raised school meal prices, awarded bid for Lafayette Auxiliary Gym

    School Board raised school meal prices, awarded bid for Lafayette Auxiliary Gym

    The Williamsburg-James City County School Board agreed to increase breakfast and lunch prices in schools next year.  The board members unanimously voted on the increase at their Tuesday night meeting.  Lunch prices will go up by 10 cents and breakfast prices will increase by 5 cents. The change...

  • Injured Warhill student 'strong enough to pull through'

    Injured Warhill student 'strong enough to pull through'

    Sixteen years ago, Elizabeth Butler waited patiently for her son to take his first steps, to utter his first words. Now she's waiting again for 17-year-old Juan Spence to walk and talk. On May 22 — she knows the time, down to the minute — Juan was riding shotgun in 18-year-old Ruben Davila's car...

  • That's a rap for Warhill High School

    That's a rap for Warhill High School

    Susan Foster wasn’t a graduation speaker at Warhill High School’s ceremony Saturday afternoon — she was a graduation rapper. The senior took the stage shortly after 5:30 p.m., turned to her left and started directing a few band members to play a tune. “Out in this world we can make a real change...

  • Lafayette principal tells graduates to choose path of progress

    Lafayette principal tells graduates to choose path of progress

    As Lafayette High School seniors prepared to walk across the stage at Kaplan Arena, shake Principal Anita Swinton’s hand and receive their diplomas, McKayla Mills told her classmates to slow down. During her remarks at Lafayette’s Saturday afternoon ceremony at the College of William and Mary,...

  • Jamestown high graduates told to 'change the world for the better'

    Jamestown high graduates told to 'change the world for the better'

    As the first names were read and students walked across the stage at Kaplan Arena, a beach ball was tossed in the air. Excitement filled the room; family and friends hooted and hollered as loved ones’ names echoed around the College of William and Mary’s arena. The class of 2017 took their last...

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