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

  • Forging their own paths

    Forging their own paths

    With Pathways funding cut, Lafayette and Jamestown innovate a new program

  • Lead symphony soloist to host yoga session Friday night

    Lead symphony soloist to host yoga session Friday night

    The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra’s guest artist will be doing more than rocking her Tchaikovsky solo Saturday night. Not only the featured soloist in Saturday night’s concert, violinist Elena Urioste is leading a yoga session Friday night targeted at musicians, but open to everyone. “She has...

  • WJCC adopts smaller 2018 budget

    WJCC adopts smaller 2018 budget

    Walking into their Tuesday night meeting, the seven school board members knew they were fighting an uphill battle. The board recognized the $132 million Williamsburg-James City County Schools 2018 fiscal year budget approved March 21 requested $754,000 more than the localities planned to give....

  • Matoaka Elementary celebrates 10 years

    Matoaka Elementary celebrates 10 years

    In 2027, Matoaka Elementary School students will dig a dirty plastic box out of the ground, just outside the garden gate. They'll open it, finding a mass of drawings and children's notes, a t-shirt and aerial photo of 2017 Matoaka students forming "MES" and "10" on the soccer field. The school...

  • Williamburg native crafts USDA robots at VMI

    Williamburg native crafts USDA robots at VMI

    A Williamsburg native is using robots to fight a small terror with wide-reaching consequences: cattle ticks. The battle against cattle ticks has raged for years, but populations have multiplied since the early 1990s, according to a Virginia Military Institute news release. VMI won a contract to...

  • W-JCC schools face funding gap

    W-JCC schools face funding gap

    Schools budget is $754,000 larger than what they expect to receive

  • W-JCC reveals two new assistant superintendents

    W-JCC reveals two new assistant superintendents

    Two Williamsburg-James City County school leaders were promoted to newly created positions Wednesday. Warhill High School principal Jeffery Carroll and Scott Thorpe, the director of accountability and special programs, will become the division’s new assistant superintendents beginning June 19 —...

  • Tour gives officials peek at fourth middle school construction

    Tour gives officials peek at fourth middle school construction

    Walls are up and floors are settling. Steel columns tower 35 feet high over the construction site, giving a skeleton preview of the three-story James Blair Middle School. Holes in the concrete block walls hint at expansive windows, beams hang from cross bars showing where mobile walls will attach....

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