Andrea Schmidt, M.A., received her M.A. in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She began teaching for New York City Public Schools and has been with Portland Public Schools since 2001. She trained at Lucy Calkins Writing Institutes as well as with the Portland/Oregon Writing Project.
Andrea has taught various professional development writing workshops and demonstration lessons for Portland Public Schools. She also co-authored and edited curriculum for the K-2 Units of Study writing instruction that is currently being used throughout the Portland, OR, School District.