Tiffany Andrews is a classroom teacher at our Head Start Arlington site. Unlike most of our teachers, Tiffany didn’t always dream of a career in teaching. She wanted to grow up to be a lawyer. However, she discovered a love for teaching while volunteering when her daughters were enrolled in Head Start.
“I wanted to be able to help children grow and blossom while on their educational journey. I like seeing that spark in a child’s eye when they are able to grasp a skill and understand what I am teaching. There is no better reward than helping a student finally reach clarity.”
Some of Tiffany favorite childhood memories are of her mother reading the classic children’s book, The Snowy Day. to her. Written in 1962, by Ezra Jack Keats, it is the first picture book for young children to portray realistic, multi-cultural urban characters which was significant to Tiffany
Today, as a teacher, Tiffany also uses The Snowy Day to help teach pattern, sequence and making predictions to students.
We’re lucky Tiffany chose teaching over a career in law. Her contagious kindness makes the site feel a little more like home and confirms for children, and adults alike, that they are welcome at Arlington. She’s a real team player with big energy and a big heart.