Andrea’s passion for authentic and engaging educational practice began when she was a high school social studies teacher in Atlanta, Georgia. With the goal of inspiring young minds to examine big questions, rather than small facts, she earned a reputation for using non-traditional teaching methods — from role playing and dramatic performance to art-making and even grassroots activism.
In her next career as Education Specialist for the Atlanta History Center, Andrea was part of a three-person, award-winning team that created a framework for an entirely new, more immersive visitor experience. “We wanted people to feel like they were participating in historical events firsthand — making real decisions and connecting the past to their current day life,” she explains.
In her new role at Accokeek Foundation, Andrea is using her expertise to strategize innovative ways to involve the public in meaningful discussions and experiences about what it means to have a responsible and sustainable relationship with the land.
Email Andrea at email@example.com.