Andrea feels that teaching is a calling for her, which is very inspiring.  What motivates her to keep going when things are tough are the students and their understanding of math. When students have that “ah-ha” moment and understand a math concept–that’s what motivates her. Her commitment to students is outstanding. As a colleague, Andrea is so supportive yet still maintains an incredible sense of professionalism. She elevates DSA with her professional commitment to all her roles, whether it is as teacher, National Honor Society mentor, SLT member, or now in her new role as a STL/coach. She is so conscientious about being excellent in all of her roles. Everyone should aspire to her professionalism, empathy, and commitment to students. She’s a model teacher.

-Dr. Hanya Chrispeels

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