Dr. Jozkowski is a licensed occupational therapist serving children, youth, and their families. She is a tenured associate professor of occupational therapy & occupational science at Towson University. She is a parent to three young children and an active volunteer in the southern Carroll County, MD community. Amanda served as a representative to the Washington State Board of Education as a high school student, and now she advises several local student leadership groups.
An educator raised by educators, Amanda knows the importance of supporting school system personnel and respecting them as the dedicated professionals they have trained to be. She will return focus to academic instruction in our schools and serve every child and family as she would her own. Amanda will work to create a culture of belonging within the schools, decrease bullying and school violence, and model inclusion at all levels – from classroom interactions to curriculum, to policy and advocacy. She has proven experience communicating effectively with local leaders and community partners. As a parent, healthcare practitioner, and researcher, Amanda aims to combine evidence and heart to inform decisions and discussions on the Board of Education. Amanda knows that common sense, collaboration, and commitment to community are the keys to effective leadership.