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Andrew Karpinko

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Andrew Karpinko

I have been teaching for HCDE since 2015. I was a fourth grade English Language Arts teacher at Lakeside Academy from 2015-2017. Last year was my first year teaching at Soddy Elementary. I taught fourth grade Reading/Writing/Math/Science/Social Studies. This upcoming school year I will be teaching fourth & fifth grade Reading/Writing/Social Studies. Soddy Elementary is an amazing school, and I am thrilled Mrs. Roden gave me the opportunity to work at such a great school.

I grew up in Upstate New York, 30 miles north of Syracuse. I attended the University of Pittsburgh, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Ecology & Evolution, with a minor in Chemistry. After spending several years substitute teaching and tutoring for the Fulton City School District, I knew my place was in the classroom. In 2011 I obtained my Masters In Elementary Teaching Grades 1-6 from SUNY Oswego. After several years in Buffalo, NY, my family and I decided to move to Chattanooga, TN.

I currently reside in Hixson, TN with my beautiful wife, our amazing daughter, and our two crazy dogs. This November our family will be growing by one, with the addition of a baby boy!

My spare time is spent with family and friends. I love sports, especially football and lacrosse, and one day, maybe this year, I would like to start a girls lacrosse team for Soddy Daisy!

What I love most about teaching are the relationships I create with my students, getting them to laugh every day, and doing my best to help each student reach their full potential!

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