Amanda Brown joined APA in 2005. Amanda’s primary focus areas are school finance and evaluation, both at the state and local level. Amanda has worked at the state level on large-scale adequacy studies; evaluations of state funding mechanisms to improve allocation of resources; conducted studies to understand the resource implications of specific education reform legislation; implementation of instructional best practices; and examining the impact of local/state assessment efforts and the new Common Core Standards. At the local level, Amanda has assisted local school districts to develop school-based budgeting formulas; conducted salary competitiveness studies; addressed issues of declining enrollment; and determined the efficiency of facilities usage. Additionally, she has led and participated in program evaluations of early childhood education and literacy for a number of nonprofit organizations.

Amanda holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver, and Bachelor’s degrees in Advertising and Sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Amanda and her husband, Matt, love living in the heart of Denver and taking advantage of all the city has to offer.