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Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Intermediate District 287 / Code Savvy
Makerspace Teacher & Innovation Coach / Program Director
Andrea Wilson Vazquez is a makerspace teacher and innovation coach at West Education Center, an alternative high school serving primarily special education students. Additionally, Andrea serves as the program director and co-facilitator of the MN Coding in the Classroom Leadership Cohort, a professional development initiative of the non-profit Code Savvy that seeks to empower a network of visionary K-12 computer science educators. Andrea is a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and an authorized Google Education Trainer. She has facilitated professional development sessions at local, state and national ed tech, STEM and maker-related conferences on many topics, including design thinking, entrepreneurship, app development, project and passion based learning, Google Suite for Education, and computational thinking and computer science for all. She began her career as a teacher of English learners, and is passionate about the role of equity in maker education and the ways that constructionist methods help all students to develop a growth mindset in which they see themselves as confident, creative, critical thinkers and develop a passion for learning.

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