Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education ESOL endorsed
Graduated magna cum laude from the University of Central Florida: 1991
•Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)
•ESOL Endorsed (Grades K-12)
I have been married to my husband, Gene, for 20 years. We have (collectively) two adult children, five grandchildren and a dog. Brody is a Chihuahua and Jack Russell mixed, and he loves being part of the Andriola family! Brody guards our house from the window of our computer room and loves belly rubs!
My assignment for the 2019-2020 school year is team teaching with two other teachers, and my responsibility is Science and Social Studies. This is my 29th year of teaching. I am determined to instill a love for both subjects in the students who enter my classroom.
My philosophy of education is that it involves much more than teaching academics.
Educators must prepare our students for the work force, and that means they must learn how to work with others. They can begin practicing this even at the elementary school level, and they will be successful if they are taught to rise above their circumstances. In order to do this, they need to know that I, their teacher, will provide a learning environment that is empowering and where taking risks is encouraged. Persistency doesn't mean that I always succeed the first time, but it does mean when I fail, I am willing to try another way.
The students will become part of a team this year. They will learn the value of teamwork and make connections that involve putting forth their best effort, hard work and trusting others. I look forward to seeing my students grow.