Andrea Carrillo After teaching first grade for 6 years at Adelante Charter School, this year Maestra Carrillo continues her educational journey as a second grade teacher this year. She is looking forward to challenging her students to reach high academic goals. ACS’s mission, vision, and values correlate with Maestra Carrillo’s strongest beliefs. She is prepared to help her second graders develop strong academic and cultural foundations so they can provide leadership in their families, community, and world. Together, they will reach unimagined heights and have fun while doing so! She is excited to provide her students with a safe, encouraging, challenging, and loving learning environment where students can express themselves academically and socially.
Maestra Carrillo graduated from CSU Channel Islands in 2014, and in 2016 she returned to CI to obtain her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with the Bilingual Authorization. Her husband is Mario Carrillo and they have three daughters who also attend ACS; Victoria in kindergarten, Viviana in second grade and Kassandra in sixth grade. She was raised in Carpinteria, where she and her family still live.Maestra Carrillo comes from a very large, supportive, close knit family. Coming from a large family, she knows the true meaning of “it takes a village to raise a child”, and is prepared to do so with parents and other staff! Maestra Carrillo believes the biggest gift from her parents was for them to have raised her to be bilingual and bi-literate. Her passion is to work with children and families to build, encourage, and promote bilingual education in a world where it is very much needed and appreciated. She was a bilingual student herself, and found and appreciated the deep personal and professional benefits and opportunities she has received from being so.