Andrea graduated from Prairie City-Monroe High School and attended Northwestern College in Orange City where she graduated with a double major in Music and Theater/Speech. She then worked as either a Youth, Worship, and/or Service Coordinator for over ten years before returning to school to obtain her teaching license. She has been a long term substitute teacher in Pella and Oskaloosa in Orchestra, MS Vocal, and Elementary Music. She officially came on staff at Pella in the fall of 2017. She now teaches Pre-K through 3rd grade General Music at Lincoln Elementary as well as teaches Orchestra Lessons and directs HS orchestra once a week. She and her husband Jason live in Prairie City and have two boys, Carson and Owen. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outside, traveling, reading, watching movies.