Amanda Oaks joined the Canyons Board of Education in January 2019. A classically-trained musician, Mrs. Oaks attended Brigham Young University (BYU) on full academic and music scholarships and received a Bachelor of Arts in Viola Performance. Desiring to become a more effective community advocate, she went on to earn a law degree from BYU in 2004 and thereafter practiced estate planning.
A Utah native and mother of five children attending Canyons District schools, Mrs. Oaks believes collaborative partnerships between parents, educators, and administrators create stronger schools and communities. She has been a substitute teacher in Chinese Dual Language Immersion and music classrooms, a member of Draper Elementary’s School Community Council, and has served on the Utah Board of Education’s State Science Standards Review Committee. An advocate for arts education, she has been instrumental in bringing organizations like the Springville Art Museum and Timpanogos Storytelling Festival to neighborhood schools.
Mrs. Oaks and her husband, Sterling believe passionately in the importance of humanitarian service both locally and abroad. She rarely sits still, but enjoys pilates, researching classic books for her children’s reading, educational travel, and making delicious salads that even her kids will eat.