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Hello families, my name is Andrea Porter, and I teach first grade at the Primary School. I am beyond excited to get the opportunity to work with your children and help foster their love for learning. Previously, I was an Educational Assistant at the Primary School and taught second grade in Wadsworth, Ohio.
I believe my role as an elementary teacher is to nurture and encourage the lifelong learning of my students. Through hands-on activities, implementing data driven instruction, classroom discussion, and creating a positive classroom community, I hope to help students think creatively and explore their natural curiosity.
Prior to teaching, I obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University where I was a member of the women's soccer team, Go Hoosiers! I also received my Master's degree in Instructional Technology from The University of Akron.
Personally, I love exploring new places, exercising, reading, and being in nature. When I am not working you can find me spending time with my husband and three children!
I look forward to a wonderful year with our first grade class!