Our Spunky Spitfire Mom on the Street Amanda Hazelwood is changing the world, one book club at a time!
Amanda Hazelwood is a 32-year old mom of Asa and Nick and founder of The Spitfire Club, an extracurricular reading/empowerment program for girls. Originally from a small town in Kentucky, Amanda came to the DMV [that’s the DC-Maryland-Virginia area, not the driver’s license place!] for undergrad and decided to call Alexandria, VA home. She worked for a decade in various aspects of nonprofit management, fundraising, and strategic planning, but her passion has always been education. Amanda spent nine years in the classroom, including four years as a volunteer and AmeriCorps Member with literacy nonprofit Heads Up, and more than five years leading ESOL classes for members of the immigrant community in DC. Her hobbies include hiking, reading, civic activism and engagement (yes, that’s actually a hobby!), baking, and singing in the choir at church.
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As Amanda spends her days encouraging young girls to be the confident protagonists of their own stories, we love seeing the way her personal style reflects that message of strength and positivity. She knows herself and knows what’s functional—where to shop and what clothing works well for her stature—while simultaneously feeling free to try new things and embrace bold statements.
Let’s hope for a touch of Amanda’s energy and confidence as she rocks her tailored clothes, raises her boys, and sparks the Spitfire movement. What an inspiration!