Phone: 719-494-8941


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Psychological Science MS School Counseling Principal Licensure

Mrs. Amanda Pethtel

Mrs. Pethtel has a passion for Springs Studio, where she first served as a High School Counselor for several years before transitioning to the role of Dean to further the development of college and career academic programs to support students exploring their pathways. Her professional background includes 18 years of experience in K-12th grade education and she has enjoyed serving the past seven of those years at Springs Studio. Her experience includes working with all grade levels of students in a variety of school models, including traditional public schools, charter schools, and currently a blended online school model. She is a strong advocate for school choice to ensure students receive an individualized education that works for their unique needs.

Mrs. Pethtel earned her Master's Degree in School Counseling from Butler University and her Principal Licensure from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She is excited to serve for her second year as the Principal of Springs Studio for the 2023-2024 school year. She loves being a part of the Springs Studio family and enjoys providing a rigorous, relevant, and personalized blended online educational model for students. She believes collaboration and positive relationships between students, staff, and parents are vital for student success. 

Mrs. Pethtel and her husband have two grown children: a son who has served in the U.S. Navy and a daughter who recently graduated with her Bachelor's Degree from UCCS. She loves playing volleyball and hiking in the Colorado outdoors.