Amanda Rehm began her career with the Fort Madison Family YMCA as a lifeguard and taught swim lessons when she was 15 years old. After graduation she chose to attend the University of Northern Iowa, always keeping her heart close to Fort Madison, and The Fort Madison YMCA, Amanda ventured her way back and met her husband Jared. Together they have to beautiful daughters, Alexis and Neeley. When her youngest started attending the YMCA’s preschool program she heard her heart calling her back to The Y so when she was asked if she would like to help with preschool part time the only answer was “yes”. Back in 2008, Amanda became the Child Care Director and immediately implementing new programs, including the Before and After School program and the Summer Day Camp program. Amanda works full time in the preschool room, assisting Ms. Emily with the Free 4-Year Old Preschool classes.
I feel very lucky to have my position here at the Y. I love all the positions I hold and always look forward to coming to work. The children always put a smile on my face and I do my best to always put on on theirs. I am firm believer in showing value in each and every child and working for organization that embraces and encourages just that makes the work I do all the better! – Amanda Rehm