Andrea is a Portland native and has been working with children for the past 14 years. After graduating from the College of Wooster with a degree in English Literature and Theatre/Dance (with a focus on directing), she moved back to Portland and began working with toddlers in a classroom environment. Andrea’s natural method of being with children aligns seamlessly with Montessori education. She believes in embracing children’s natural curiosity while guiding them through their exploration of the world around them, providing emotional and nurturing support as children grow into confident, independent, and creative individuals, and emphasizing teacher-child relationships that help foster a strong sense of community. During her free time, Andrea loves to cook, spend time with family, read, practice her photography, knit, and sing.