Board of Trustees

Amanda VanDerHeyden, Ph.D.

Amanda has served on Bayside's Board of Trustees since 2013. She is a private consultant and researcher who has directed and evaluated numerous school-wide intervention and reform efforts. She is founder for Spring Math, a web-based comprehensive mathematics RtI system covering numeracy to algebra, which is widely used in the U.S. and has shown strong gains in math achievement. Dr. VanDerHeyden has held faculty positions at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and University of California at Santa Barbara. She regularly serves on numerous national education boards and policy panels and as scientific advisor or consultant to national academic centers. She has published more than 95 scholarly articles and chapters, authored and edited 7 books, and has given keynote addresses to state school psychology associations and state departments of education in 31 states and Singapore. She has also directed and evaluated schoolwide improvement efforts with strong results on student learning. She actively conducts research focused on improving learning outcomes for students, and her scholarly work has been recognized in the form of article of the year awards in 2016 and 2007, the Lightner Witmer Early Career Contributions Award from Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association in 2006, and her 2012 induction into the 100-member Society for the Study of School Psychology. Amanda is married to Dr. Chad VanDerHeyden, a local emergency physician partner at Springhill Hospital and co-owner of Urgent Care by the Bay. They have two children: Ben (11th grade) and Kate (8th grade).
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