Phone: 803-564-1000


Degrees and Certifications:

Associates Degree- Gainesville College Bachelor's Degree- Piedmont College Master's Degree- Columbia College Endorsements: Read to Succeed Gifted and Talented

Mrs. Amanda Wingard

Welcome to 1st Grade! This is my 26th year teaching and my 2nd year at Busbee. I’ve taught first grade for 10 years, and 2nd grade for 9 years in Aiken County, and recently taught Prek for 6 years in Richland One. I am excited for this new year of adventures and accomplishments; and I firmly believe all children are capable of learning and will make gains in my classroom. 

In May 1998, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia earning a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education. In May 2004, I graduated with honors from Columbia College with a Master’s degree in Divergent Learning; and achieved National Board in November 2004.

I grew up all over the United States because my dad was in the Army. I went to 13 schools before I graduated. I’ve lived in Florida, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Washington State, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Arkansas, Hawaii, and South Carolina. I’ve lived in South Carolina since 1998.

 I live in West Columbia with my husband, Joseph Wingard, 4 cats, one dog, 5 ducks, and 2 ferrets. Also, I have two daughters, Christina, 33, and Brittany, 28, a son, Joseph, 25; along with two granddaughters; Vera, 7 and Kora, 1 1/2 years. I enjoy traveling & being with friends and family.