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Bachelor Degree in Special and Elementary Education

Mrs. Mindi Andea

Hello! My name is Mindi Andea. I am a Special Education teacher at Union Park. 

I am an Arizona native, born and raised in the same area all my life. Although I grew up in the Paradise Valley USD I am happy to work in Deer Valley USD and be part of this community. I graduated from Northern Arizona University (Go Jacks!) with a Bachelor's of Science in Special and Elementary Education in 2020. I finished my student teaching in Deer Valley at the end of 2020 and was lucky enough to get a job at the school I student taught at in January 2021 as a 5th - 7th grade Special Education teacher at Terramar Academy of the Arts. I loved my time at Terramar but an opportunity opened up at Union Park that I couldn't resist. This will be my 3rd year at Union Park as a K-3 Special Education teacher. I have worked both in the Self-Contained and Resource classroom setting with students of all abilities. I try to share my love of learning with all the students I interact with. I love being a part of the Union Park Toro community!

I was fortunate enough to be recognized as the 2021-2022 Rookie of the Year by the Deer Valley Education Foundation. This has been my biggest accomplishment to date and I could not have achieved this great honor without the help from my colleagues, support from my fiance and family, or the incredible students I am so lucky to get to teach. 

I am engaged to my wonderful fiance, Cristian, and will be getting married this October! I am a family-oriented person and believe family should be put first, always. I do not have any children yet, but I have two amazing nephews that I spend a lot of my free time with. 

I am so excited for the 2023-2024 school year!!