Melinda Andrade

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Melinda Andrade

Learning Specialist

Voicemail: (303) 982-1889

Intro Video

Courses (Fall 2020) 

Block 1: Integrated Math 1 - fmracsd
               Integrated Math 2 - qq66p2w
Block 2: Part. Topics in Geo (Geometry in Construction) - 2w4djwa
              Integrated Math 2 -vas2y2y

Block 5: Seminar -urv6in7
Block 6: Algebra 1 with Ms. Anderson -atstb7o
Block 7: Algebra 1 with Ms. Anderson - 6725u4y
Block 8: ACE - Success Foundations -muomgaw

My course assignments and announcements are provided through Google Classroom. 


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 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.

I became a Grandma in May 2019. My daughter Quela and her husband had a son. I enjoyed every minute this summer babysitting him this summer. Being a Grandma is the best thing in the world!!



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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