Amanda  Stone
Technology and Education Learning Commons Coordinator
Orlean Beeson School of Education
Teacher Education
307 Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall

Amanda Stone is the Technology and Education Learning Commons Coordinator for the Orlean Beeson School of Education. Prior to returning to Samford University as an employee, she spent 25 years in public education as a teacher, technology integration coach and administrator at the elementary and district office level. She was voted NSBA’s “Top 20” Technology Leaders in 2016 and continues to pursue her passion in Instructional Technology and STEAM. 


  • EdS, curriculum education, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • MSE, instructional leadership, Samford University
  • MSE, elementary, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • BS, elementary education, University of Alabama

Awards and Honors

  • National Board Certified Teacher
  • STEAM Certified
  • Google Certified
  • NSBA “20 to Watch“ Education Technology Leaders
  • UAB Outstanding Accomplishments in Education Award
  • Teacher of the Year, Jefferson County
  • Outstanding Science Teacher Award

Professional Involvement

  • International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • National Science Teaching Association (NSTA)
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AETC)
  • STEAM Network (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)

Recent Publications

  • Books “AR “Alive, Activate the Content, iTunes Digital Book, Stone and Joyner; FocusEDU

Recent Presentations 

  • Full STEAM Ahead – STEM Expo and AETC
  • ISTE Maker Playground (ARe you Ready for This?) AR and VR in the Classroom, ISTE Conference, 2018
  • Teaching Professor Conference, We “AR” Makers, Augmented Reality in the Classroom, 2014
  • AASB Top 12 State Success Stories Presentation
  • AASB Keys to Innovation, 2014
  • Tommy Bice Innovation School Tour Participant, 2016
  • STEAM and MakerEd Professional Development Workshops, Google Workshops, Project-Based Learning Workshops, and Visible Thinking Workshops