Amanda Chiado is a published poet and credentialed teacher. She holds a BA and MFA in Writing. She is an active member of California Poets in the Schools, an organization founded in 1964. CPITS engages professional, published poets to teach youth of all ages the basics of writing and the creative process. CPITS poets help students recognize and celebrate their creativity and intellectual curiosity through the writing process.
Mrs. Chiado is a trained poet teacher who brings her experience and love of craft into her work at the Arts Council, as well as into the classroom.