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Melinda Andrade

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Melinda Andrade

Special Education & Mathematics

EmailMelinda.Andrade@jeffco.k12.co.us

Voicemail: (303) 982-1889

Courses (Fall 2018)

  • Algebra 1 - Co-taught with Ms. Watts-Gebhard
  • Algebra 1 -Part 1 and Extended
  • Particular Topics in Algebra
  • Math Competencies/ Career Explore  
  • Consumer Math

My course assignments and announcements are provided through Google Classroom. 


Bio

I have been teaching Special Education and mathematics at Dakota Ridge since the Fall of 2016. I also taught high school mathematics in Pueblo and Special Education in Pueblo West prior to coming to Dakota Ridge High School. Prior to teaching, I worked in accounting in Denver. My family then moved to Pueblo West. I started working at the Pueblo Community College as a supplemental instructor in the TRiO Program in 2003. I then became a paraprofessional and found my passion. I love mathematics and working with students with learning disabilities!  My position at Dakota Ridge High School allows me to have both! 

I have 4 adult children: Tony, Quela, Frank and Michael. They kept me very busy as they were growing up with their academics and activities. I enjoyed working at the high school as a paraprofessional through their high school years. I completed my bachelors degree as my last son graduated from high school. I also have raised 9 Great Danes. #8 and #9 are 5 years old. I am very happy to be back in the Denver area where I grew up.


Education & Credentials

  • BS, Social Science, Colorado State University -Pueblo, 2013
  • Graduate Studies, Special Education, Grand Canyon University -2015
  • Graduate Studies, Curriculum and Instruction, Western Governor's University-2018
  • CDE Professional Teacher License for
    • Mathematics Education (7-12)
    • Special Education Generalist (5-21)
    • CTE Alternative Cooperative Education (ACE) (7-12)

 

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