Amanda Aldridge serves as an Instructor for Lindenwood University’s School of Education Department of Teacher Education, and serves as the Coordinator of Secondary Student Teaching. She also serves as the Coordinator of Charter School Sponsorship at the university. She holds a B.S. Ed. in Secondary Social Studies Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a M.Ed. from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis, and is a doctoral candidate in the Ed. D in Higher Education Administration program at Lindenwood University. Her research is focused on perceptions of parental involvement in charter schools. Mrs. Aldridge holds career teacher certifications in both Secondary Social Studies Education and Special Education.