Teacher Seeks to Enrich the Lives of Students through Teaching
Sra. Marly Andino has taught Spanish in Gerstell Academy’s Middle School for the past 3 years. She is passionate about teaching global citizenship through the Gerstell Leadership Model and exploration of Latin American cultures. A Puerto Rican native born in Texas, Sra. Andino is bilingual and bicultural. She seeks to enrich the lives of her students both culturally and in their knowledge of a second language through a creative and fun classroom environment. Sra. Andino believes in “earning the right to be heard” by building strong, authentic relationships with her students, in and outside of the classroom.
She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a concentration in Marketing and Advertising from the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After graduating, Sra. Andino worked in education, administration, communications, and non-profits in a multitude of diverse settings. During college, Sra. Andino helped start a non-profit, "Young Life", on the island to impact the high-school youth of Puerto Rico. This organization went on to impact over 20 schools in the San Juan metro area and later started branches all over the island. As a leader in this non-profit, Sra. Andino mentored and invested in the lives of high-school students and trained other leaders. She found her passion for community and relationship building through sacrificial service. She also would go on to marry her co-leader years later.
At the age of 24, Sra. Andino started her own educational company: "Exact English." She taught English to professional adults and positively affected their carriers through language acquisition. At the same time, she worked for her local church as general manager and helped plant a new church in Dorado, Puerto Rico. She oversaw various ministries including "Woman, Youth and Children."
Sra. Andino now brings that experience and passionate mentorship to Gerstell Academy. She can often be found on campus coaching Middle School girls’ soccer and basketball teams or doing physical training in the gym. She currently lives in Baltimore City with her husband and their two cats, Barley and Rye.