OUr Leadership team

As our team has grown, so has the range of services we provide. We seek out partnerships with teachers and leaders with a wide range of specialties and knowledge, providing parent consultation and teacher trainings on topics such as integrated literacy in the classroom and behavior management in the classroom and at home.

Founder: Amanda Vaughn

Amanda continues to be the first point of contact for our families by providing a thorough consultation with parents to learn the diverse needs of each student. Additionally, she works with administrators and teachers to provide engaged and targeted professional development directly in the school.

Mentoring Coordinators: Joy Becker and Anna Tewell

Our Mentoring Coordinators’ primary role is to support our Academic Mentors and Tutors by providing continuous training and support throughout their tenure and conduct individual observations on each mentor multiple times a year to ensure our families are receiving the best support possible.  Joy works as a Literacy Coach independently as well as provides additional parent and teacher consultation for Connections families and beyond. Anna works full time at Walnut Hills High School and provides training and support for our team members.

Communications Coordinator: Kelly Thakkar

Amanda has contracted Kelly Thakkar, as our Communications Coordinator to support the general organization, operation, and management of our expansive team and clients to ensure our successful growth.  


Our academic mentors have a wide range of expertise and come from diverse backgrounds. Many of our mentors are current or retired teachers, career professionals working in fields related to math and science, or are attending local universities and graduate programs. Our team members participate in training throughout the year and strive to maintain the highest level of support and professionalism.