Andrea Wallace

What is your education background and experience?

I am from Michigan's Upper Peninsula and attended college at the University of Michigan where I received my Bachelor's Degree in History.  Following graduation, I moved to Steamboat Springs where I worked in Soda Creek Elementary School as a mentor through AmeriCorps and Partners Mentoring Youth.  After three years in Steamboat, I spent a year and half volunteering in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania as the Director of a primary school called the O'Brien School for the Maasai.  Eventually, I ended up in Fort Collins where I worked for another AmeriCorps project in Greeley, serving at Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy.  Then, I worked for BASE Camp as a Site Director at Tavelli Elementary and O'Dea Elementary.  I began working at Webber Middle School mid-way through the 2017-2018 school year.  In Fall 2020, I plan to start my Master's Degree in School Counseling at CSU!

What are your favorite hobbies or interests outside of school?

When I'm not working, I enjoy being outside - particularly camping, hiking, running, and participating in basically any sports!  I also like reading, scrapbooking, and listening to music (my husband is a musician).  In my spare time, I volunteer with Partners Mentoring Youth and am a Board Member for the O'Brien School for the Maasai and serve as their Volunteer Program Coordinator.

What do you love most about teaching?

The things I love most about working with children include:
* Building connections with students and supporting student growth.
* Enabling students to discover their interests and pursue them with passion.
* Being a positive influence and helping students find reasons to smile every day.