Hello Buchanan Community!
I am Amanda Hinkel, and I wanted to quickly introduce myself and express my excitement to be a part of the James Buchanan family. While I am new to the elementary principal position, I have spent a great deal of time supporting students, teachers, and families as an Assistant Principal at Liberty High School. Previously, I taught English for 10 years at Liberty High School. I proudly grew up playing softball and riding my bike in the James Buchanan neighborhood; being able to serve the community that raised me is incredibly special!
My greatest achievement comes not professionally, but personally, as I am a proud mother of two boys, Teagan and Logan. Please know that I will treat Buchanan’s students as if they were my own. I will work tirelessly to ensure your child(ren) have the best possible experiences at James Buchanan.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to be your principal and honored to work with the highly qualified and dedicated staff, amazing students, and all of the supporting parents. The elementary years are critical times of development for students and families as it lays the foundation for lifelong skills. I believe in educating the whole child and ensuring your child is safe, healthy, engaged, and supported.
I look forward to meeting you and your child(ren) as well as supporting the amazing work that has been occurring at James Buchanan for many years!