Andrea has taught a wide range of subjects and students of all ages. She began her career developing literacy initiatives in a youth detention centre, taught in public schools in Montreal and the Czech Republic, and later developed and managed school- and community-based educational programs for youth with histories of violence. Since 2011 she has been a professor at the University of Guelph where she helps educate the next generation of academics, teachers, social workers, mental health therapists, and other health and human service professionals. Andrea’s approach to teaching is grounded in deep respect for her students and striving to create learning environments that foster inclusion and belonging.
Andrea has taught the following university courses: Youth Risk and Resilience; Parenting and Intergenerational Relationships; Adolescent Development; Human Development; Introduction to Human Services; Practicum in Child, Youth and Family; Practicum in Adult Development; Emotional and Behavioural Problems in the Classroom (at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education); Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Family Relations and Human Development; Theorizing in Family Relations and Human Development; Social Development in Childhood and Adolescence; and Evidence-Based Practice and Knowledge Translation.