Saipan Community School hires new principal

Amanda Dunn returns to islands’ 1st Protestant school
Amanda Dunn

Amanda Dunn

Saipan Community School recently announced that Amanda Dunn has been appointed to lead the school effective July 18, 2016. Due to former principal Bobby Winkfield’s retirement in June, SCS appointed Dunn to oversee planning and preparation at the school to ensure continuity and excellence in providing a high-quality education to its students from Day 1.

“Amanda has all the qualities we’re looking for in a principal—infectious energy, enthusiasm for learning, and a real ability to inspire students and the community.

“Dunn is the best candidate to lead Saipan Community School with tremendous credentials, who I know will work collaboratively with all stakeholders,” said Saipan Community School board chair Russ Quinn.

Dunn taught at Saipan Community School for three years as an English as a Second Language (ESL) and Computer Teacher. Since leaving the school, Dunn has worked at Northern Marianas College in several capacities including: adjunct instructor, distance learning coordinator, director of distance learning education, and accreditation liaison officer and in 2014 received the NMC Supervisor of the Year Award.

Dunn is originally from Albion, Illinois and has lived in Saipan for nearly nine years with prior experience internationally in Bremen, Germany where she was an English as a Foreign Language teacher. She is a proud graduate of Oakland City University where she received her undergrad and Masters in Science Management. She is married to Trey Dunn, a Fisheries biologist at the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and they have a beautiful 4-month old son, Liam Otto Dunn.

Dunn said, “I cannot express how blessed, excited, and honored I am to be returning to SCS in this role. I have big shoes to fill both figuratively and literally. It is my prayer that God will guide us in this upcoming school year and give me the knowledge to be a wise leader. Saipan Community School is a private Christian school that was established in 1976 as the first Protestant school on the island. Saipan Community School is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International and offers a U.S. curriculum taught in English and has been consistently recognized over the years for developing academic excellence and character in a family friendly atmosphere. Enrollment is ongoing for grades K-8th. Please call 234-6687 or email:

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