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    Andrea Pritchett is a Georgia Peach who has been in education for almost 22 years. She began her studies at Ferrum College in Ferrum, VA in which she obtained a bachelor’s degree with a major in English and a minor in Secondary Education. After an early graduation, she was asked by the principal at the high school in which she completed her student teaching, to complete the contract of a teacher who had to resign due to illness. After that great experience, she returned to Georgia and began teaching at Wheeler High School. During that opportunity, she created the curriculum for a senior Multicultural course, coached cheerleading and track, and sponsored clubs and school spirited activities. She also furthered her studies at Jacksonville State University and obtained a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. After her sixth year of teaching, Ms. Pritchett was fortunate to be offered an administrative position from her former Wheeler High School Principal. She began her next journey at Campbell Middle School where she served as an assistant administrator. While fulfilling the role of AA, she formatted a morning CRCT test prep presentation for students, supervised the implementation of policy and planning program and after-school programs, and assisted in the development of gender-based classroom instruction.  

     After four years in administration, Ms. Pritchett decided to return to the classroom and work with at-risk students at the alternative school for students in Atlanta Public Schools, and then returned to Cobb County to work at Cooper Middle School. At CMS, she served as the collaborative lead teacher for 7th grade, 7th-grade subject area lead, the Read 180 Lead teacher and SAM administrator.  During this time, Ms. Pritchett felt the need to pursue an additional degree. She obtained her specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction. After nine years of teaching middle school, Ms. Pritchett was ready to return to the high school level. North Springs Charter High School is where she felt at home again and began as an ELA teacher. After a year, she was granted the opportunity to become the new AVID Site Coordinator and elective teacher. Her desire to facilitate the AVID program comes from observing students who have the potential to be greater but need additional support. She is inspired to grow the program school-wide, have the students connect more with the community, and increase the number of college graduates. In the past three years, AVID student enrollment has increased in each grade level, students are becoming more involved in community service projects at feeder elementary schools, and the college admittance rate has increased to 98%. Ms. Pritchett’s passion is driven by seeing her students mature in their academic and personal goals. She desires to sharpen their leadership skills and promote self-advocacy.