Meet the Teacher

Mrs. Dana Andrews



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Mrs. Dana Andrews


I am Dana Andrews. This is my 35th year of teaching, 34 have all been here at Shady Hill. I came on board when the school opened in 1986 and I never wanted to leave. I have taught kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade.

I was born in Ocala, graduated from the University of Florida, and married my high school sweetheart. We have a grown daughter, son, daughter-in-law and a wonderful 2 year old grandson named Clark. He is expecting a sibling this June!

This is my last year of teaching and I hope to make an impact in the lives of my students regardless of our time apart dealing with the corona virus.

I enjoy reading but that usually only happens in the summertime. I love to go to the movies or pile up on the couch watching movies at home.

At school story time and singing silly songs are some of my favorite parts of the day. I love to listen to 5 and 6 year olds read and  discover they they are capable of so much! Teaching has been the most rewarding career, more so than I ever thought it would be when I started. I’m so glad your child is a part of this year with me. Hopefully we’ll end it together.