Andrea D. Hanford began her career in education 24 years ago as a teacher of middle and high school students with behavioral disorders identified as Emotionally or Severely Emotionally Handicapped. She later acquired elementary experience and served as a classroom teacher (of both exceptional education and regular education students), Crisis Intervention Teacher, Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Department Head, and ESE Coordinator.
Andrea is currently a lead CHAMPs trainer for the Department of Safe Schools in Palm Beach County Florida. In this role, she facilitates districtwide, school-based, and special project consultative Classroom Management Training sessions to teachers and administrators and provides on-site interactive coaching support.
Andrea has conducted teacher training on the following Safe & Civil Schools materials:
Masters Candidate, Florida Atlantic University, Educational Leadership, Emotionally Handicapped Education
Certification in Emotionally Handicapped Education K-12
B.A. in Psychology, American University, Washington, D.C.