Amanda McMahon is the Producer (Education) at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (appointed December 2019). She leads on the strategic development and delivery of learning and civic engagement initiatives for schools, colleges and teachers that allows children and young people from all backgrounds to engage with and affect their world. Prior to her role at BALTIC, Amanda was a Primary Teacher Art lead for 11 years in two primary schools in Durham from 2008-2019. Alongside this, Amanda was the Director of Learning at Thought Foundation from 2017-2019 to where she developed and led a learning programme for schools. Amanda holds a PGCE in Primary Teaching with a specialism in Early Years and a BA degree in English and Film Studies.