Hello, my name is Andrea Searles. I grew-up in New Haven where I attended, and graduated from the Mexico School District. I feel honored to have the opportunity to return to the district as a classroom teacher. I attended Oswego State University for my Bachelors and Masters degree and have my certification in Childhood Education (1-6). I have been with the Mexico district since 2014 and I began teaching at New Haven Elementary School in 2017. Prior to returning to the Mexico District and joining the New Haven Elementary team, I taught fifth grade for eight years in Winston Salem, NC.
In my free time I enjoy many outdoor activities such as biking, swimming, hiking, playing volleyball, and spending time gardening. I enjoy sewing and have made a quilt for each member of my family. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
My goal as a teacher is to provide an opportunity for all students to learn in an environment that is welcoming and fun as well as to instill a joy of learning.