Teacher of the Year Finalist
Duncan U. Fletcher High School
Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus and Statistics
A.A., University of Florida
B.A., University of North Florida
More than 6 years of teaching experience
2006 Kiwanis of the Beach Teacher of the Year
April 2006 Teacher of the Month, Fletcher High
2006 Mike Houser Outstanding Coaches Award,
Fletcher High Girls Bowling Team
About Christine Andrews
Christine Andrews has served more than six years as a teacher at Fletcher High, where she also attended as a student. Teaching has always been her career of choice.
Last year, Mrs. Andrews’ Advanced Placement Statistics class had an exam pass rate of 100% and her AP Calculus class had a pass rate of 77%. Not only does she produce success in the classroom, but in athletics as well. Led by Coach Andrews, the Fletcher Girls Bowling Team went on to become District Champions and placed fourth in the state competition.
“Students learn math best by experiencing it in multiple ways including hearing, seeing, doing and discussing. Advanced math can be very intimidating for many. I try to keep an inviting environment to make each student feel comfortable. Students are able to communicate openly with me and with their peers to deepen their understanding of the subject matter.”
“I can attest to the fact that there are many Advanced Placement teachers who would like to pick and choose which students take the AP exams so that the pass rates will be impressive, but Mrs. Andrews is about challenging every student to reach an established standard. It is about her students- not about her.
I received a phone call from Mrs. Andrews explaining that my daughter did not want to sign up for the AP Calculus exam. After unhappily signing and attending after-school help sessions with Mrs. Andrews, my daughter still believed that she would not pass. Given the choice, she would have transferred out of the class. I cannot describe how ecstatic my daughter was when she learned she earned a passing score. What Mrs. Andrews did for my daughter was more than teach her mathematics. She built her confidence in herself to take on tough challenges.”
Elaine Mann - Chief Officer, High School Education, Duval County Public Schools