Amanda Stone has been appointed Community Engagement Coordinator for the Joplin School District and Coordinator of Bright Futures Joplin.
“Amanda brings enthusiasm and a desire to serve the students and staff of Joplin Schools,” Sandra Cantwell, executive director of student services, said in a statement. “She is always looking for connections with people and ways to create meaningful relationships. She will do well in this opportunity to help local families.
Stone previously worked as a news and media relations coordinator for Missouri Southern State University and as director of marketing, director of community relations and coordinator of educational services for The Joplin Globe. She was also an English teacher in Poland.
Stone attended Missouri Southern and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has volunteered for the Carthage Crisis Center and Art Feeds and was a judge for Joplin’s Golden Apple Awards.
“I have come to realize that I crave my professional work having a direct impact on the common good,” Stone said in a statement. “I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve our community by helping to meet the needs of our students through Bright Futures Joplin.”