We are so excited to introduce our new Social Services Director, Amanda Herndon! This is such an important role in our community and we know that Amanda is a perfect fit. So we look forward to seeing what the future holds for her here at Kirkwood.
To help you get to know her, we have asked Amanda a few questions about herself and her family!
How long have you worked in social services? I graduated with a a minor in Criminal Justice and Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from UAB in 2005. I graduated with a Master of Social Work from the University of Alabama in 2009.
How long have you lived in Alabama and what is your favorite thing about your city? My husband and I both grew up in the Center Point and Huffman areas. We currently live in Odenville and we love the small town feel of our community.
Where did you go to school? Erwin High School – UAB for undergrad and University of Alabama for Master’s Degree!
What sports team do you cheer for? Auburn Tigers! But I am part of a divided home…
What are your favorite hobbies? I love to read. I can also crochet and enjoy it when I have the time.
What is your favorite place you have ever traveled? Vero Beach or Lake Lure as both vacations were family centered. Both locations were beautiful and had a laid back atmosphere. They were needed relaxing vacation destinations.
What is your family like? I have been married to my husband, Brad, for 13 years. We have 3 wonderful children (Savannah 15, Sawyer 10, and Blake 4). We are active in sports in our area throughout the year with both girls playing softball and Sawyer also plays basketball! We also have a large extended family that we spend as much time as possible with.
Amanda we are so excited to have you as our new Social Services Director! Thanks for telling us a bit about yourself to help the kirkwood family get to know you a little better!