Lady Andrea was the educational consultant behind the inception of the Knights in the Classroom and is now excited to be a more active member as she has recently retired after teaching in the York Region District School Board for 31 years. She graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She received her Masters of Education from the University of Toronto (OISE).
As a teenager her first summer job was as a tour guide at the Historic Sharon Temple. It was there that she learned that making history come alive was something special.
A life long collector of books, she has several historic first edition novels from the 1800's and likes to share the feeling of exploring artifacts with others. She is also the author of two children's novels available on Amazon.ca and is currently in the research stages of writing a historical mystery thriller with her husband.
Lady Andrea began her training in historical martial arts a few years ago and is now thrilled to represent historical "girl power" for the benefit of students across Ontario. She has recently taken up Olympic fencing and is thoroughly enjoying herself and all the benefits the sport has to offer.