Amanda Foster comes from Carlyle, Illinois. She received her bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in German and economics. Mrs. Foster has been a substitute teacher for many school districts, both in southern Illinois and the Peoria area. After moving to Peoria, she attended Lincoln Christian University, where Mrs. Foster received a master’s degree in organizational leadership. Besides being a substitute, Mrs. Foster has worked in the catering and restaurant industry as a floor manager and trainer. She and her husband, Ryan, have two children; Elizabeth two years old and Stephen 3 months old. They currently live in Peoria Heights where Mrs. Foster takes her kids to the park almost daily and reads as much as two kids allow. As part of their relationship agreement, the couple goes to see every super-hero movie as it comes out in theaters.