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Amanda Mayeaux, Ed. D.

Assistant Professor

Office: Picard Center, Room 256
Office Telephone Number: (337) 482-6744
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Courses I teach:

  • EDFL 456 - Classroom Assessment
  • EDLD 505 - Curriculum for Education Leaders
  • EDLD 506 - Assessment and Instruction for Educational Leaders
  • EDLD 507 - Internship
  • EDLD 508 - Systems Alignment
  • EDLD 510 - Organizing the Learning Environment
  • EDLD 511 - Community Engagement
  • EDLD 512 - Capstone Internship

Amanda Shuford Mayeaux has been an educator for over twenty-five years. She has worked on a variety of campuses spanning grades Pre-K through 12 and in several districts in a variety of contexts from teacher to administration. Her diverse career has allowed her to understand, regardless of the circumstances, an expert educator can change the life of child. Dr. Mayeaux has won several national teaching awards, including the Milken Educator Award in 2003 and Disney's Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 2006, along with her teaching team partners, Monique Wild and Kathryn Edmonds. The award winning teachers she met through these award programs inspired her dissertation, which focused on the motivating factors of teachers who continuously pursue expertise.

Dr. Mayeaux received the Rayma Harchar Outstanding Research Paper Award from the Louisiana Educational Research Association in 2014 for her dissertation research. Her research interests include expert teachers, motivation factors, professional learning, change process, school culture, and effective leadership.  Currently, she is driven to assist students and schools in increasing ACT scores and awareness of post-secondary opportunities. Dr. Mayeaux's book, TeamWork: Setting the Standard for Collaborative Teaching, is available from Stenhouse Publishers, and she has several publications on effective teaching and learning in leading journals. Her undergraduate degree is from Northwestern State University. She also has a master degree in Curriculum and Instruction and another in Educational Leadership, both from Louisiana State University. Her doctorate is in Educational Leadership from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background:
​Ed. D., Education Foundations & Leadership from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
M. Ed., Educational Leadership from Louisiana State University
M.A.,    Curriculum & Instruction from Louisiana State University
B.A.,     Elementary Education from Northwestern State University

Dissertation: Motivating Teachers Towards Expertise Development: A Mixed-Methods Study of the Relationships between School Culture, Internal Factors, and State of Flow. Chair: Dianne F. Olivier, Ph.D.