Andrea was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended Ohio State University, where she received her BA in English Literature and Women Studies; she also received her MA in Child Development from Columbia University. She is certified by the American Montessori Society to teach three to six year-old children. Andrea has been teaching preschool and kindergarten children in a Montessori setting for almost 15 years and is beginning her thirteenth year at WMS. She lives with her husband, Jay, daughter, Olivia, who is a WMS graduate, and son, Benjamin, who started at Duane last year.