Amanda Wood


Senior Lecturer
Math Education
Office: Swenson 2063


Amanda is from the Twin Ports and has called the area home her entire life.  She, her husband and their three children enjoy everything that each season has to offer.  From camping and hiking, to snowmobiling and skiing, their love of the outdoors makes the Northland a great place to live.

Prior to working at the University of Wisconsin – Superior, Amanda spent over a decade in a variety of classroom settings.  Some of her experiences include teaching kindergarten, second grade, English Language Learners, fifth and sixth grade, with much of her experience taking place in a middle school math classroom.  She also had the opportunity to coach a team of Math Masters at both the fifth and sixth grade level for many years.

Amanda believes that a successful educator must keep learning real, relevant and relatable in order to engage students and establish understanding at a conceptual level.  Additionally, she values making connections and building rapport with students in order to promote a safe and welcoming learning environment.  Amanda feels these aspects of a classroom are foundationally important in order to encourage student growth to its highest potential. Through her teaching at UW – Superior, Amanda is honored to be a part of shaping the next generation of educators to go out and do the influential work of a teacher.

Research Interests

  • The effects of technology in the classroom
  • Rural education and its unique challenges and advantages
  • The partnership of outdoor education and kindergarten readiness
  • Teaching social emotional learning in the middle grades
  • STEM education as an integral part of a K-12 classroom


  • Wood, A., & Hudspith, A. (2017, May 4). The Effects of IXL Practice on Geometry and Fraction Achievement. SOPHIA.


  • 2017 – Master of Arts in Education, Technology Integration, St. Catherine University – St. Paul, MN
  • 2010 – Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, The College of St. Scholastica – Duluth, MN