About

Yoga & Reggio-inspired Educator, Master’s Candidate ’22 Innovative Early Childhood Education

Hello! My name is Andrea Dupree…

My background in Yoga, Reggio-inspired and arts-integrated education informs my approach to teaching. I’m inspired by (in no particular order!) the wonders of the natural world, art, technology, music, the Reggio Emilia approach to education, Yoga and kindness.

Offerings:

Yoga for Children, Caregivers & Educators

Virtual Learning Experiences

Reggio-inspired Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Teacher Trainings

Past Experiences

Early Childhood Educator at Louise S. McGehee’s Little Gate
(2016-2020)

  • Developed & led interactive Reggio-inspired distance learning for Little Gate families (March-May ‘20)
  • Planned & implemented Reggio-inspired learning experiences, invitations & provocations
  • Multimedia documentation of children & their work 
  • Creation of digital portfolios & class blogs 
  • Parent communication & conferences
  • Developed & presented parent education about Reggio-inspired education
  • Developed & presented teacher education about Invitations & Provocations, Mindfulness & Yoga
  • Teacher Mentor 2019/20: provided pedagogical support and resources to first year teachers

Digital Media Artist
(2008 – 2016)

  • University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Climate Stories  2015-16
  • Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government Educational Videos 2011-15 & Historic New Orleans Collection Educational Videos 2008-10 in partnership with Dreamsite Productions
  • South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center Vanishing Points 2013-15 
  • Houma Downtown Development Downtown Houma Historic Marker Map 2014
  • Houma Arts Council Art of the Bayou 2012-14 *created, produced & managed this documentary.

Teaching Artist
(2003-2017)
Planned and presented arts-integrated lessons in visual arts, digital media and dance for PK-12 students through residencies in partnership with the nonprofits & schools including:

  • Enriched Schools
  • Nicholls State University, Dept. of Continuing Education
  • Young Audiences of Louisiana
  • Silence is Violence at Hope Academy
  • Porch Seventh Ward Cultural Organization
  • Artist Residency at Studio at Colton School
  • South Louisiana Center for the Arts
  • Terrebonne Parish School System

Nonprofit Administration
(2006-2015)

Coordinated arts education programs, exhibits & performances while assisting in fundraising and marketing. Managed the Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Program in six parishes in South Louisiana. Participated in Arts Advocacy at the National, State and Local levels through the LA Division of the Arts & LA Citizens for the Arts.

  • Story Tapestries: Arts Education Program Coordinator, Development Assistant 2013-15
  • New Orleans Video Access Center: Grant Writer 2009-11 
  • Houma Regional Arts Council: Arts Education & Digital Media Coordinator  2011-13; Community Development Director 2006 -09

….and more!