Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Elementary Education MA in the Art of Teaching K-8 Teaching certificate Principal Certificate
Mr. Andrew Sielaff
Welcome to my classroom. I will be your Math and Science teacher for the coming year. Although this is my third year teaching at Mirage, I have taught upper elementary or middle school since 1993 as well as have been a Principal for elementary/ middle schools from 1993-2016. For most of that time I taught all subjects. I earned my education degree from Martin Luther College in 1993. I received my Masters in Teaching from Marygrove College in 2002. I am currently married, have four wonderful children (2 boys and 2 girls). I enjoy eating at restaurants and running the calories off. I also enjoy watching sports and movies.
I believe that all children are gifts; that all children are important; that all children can learn; that parents are partners; that teachers make a difference; that a safe environment is essential; and together we can do almost anything. I believe that children learn best when education is put into real life scenarios and students own their education. I believe that children can learn to make good responsible choices and need to be held accountable for the choices they make.
I hope you are ready and excited to begin another year of learning. I look forward to seeing you and partnering with you.