After 11 years of teaching, Andrea was ready to leave the classroom, and after she started implementing Catalyst Approach strategies, she stayed for 11 more! Now, Andrea channels her 22 years of expertise into helping other teachers live their best lives. She has diverse experience in both subject matter and grade level, having worked with all grades from pre-K to 8th and taught music and PE. She has worked in Montessori, private, charter, and public school settings, with many years spent working in schools with high Somali and East African populations. Andrea loves the way that Catalyst Approach strategies enable teachers to preserve their time and energy and have a more balanced life in and outside of the classroom. She is passionate about fostering teacher-student relationships to increase opportunities for student learning.