Dean of Culture, Aurora Program
Joined the Team in 2019
Andrea May-Fiorella is the Dean of Culture and lead math teacher for middle school in the Aurora Program for Crescent City Schools, a program that focuses on increasing student achievement for students who require more intensive academic, behavioral, and social-emotional support. Prior to her position at the Aurora Program, Andrea was a math teacher, reading and writing interventionist and director of a therapeutic school in New Orleans.
As a New Orleans native, Andrea earned her bachelor’s degree from Southern University at New Orleans, with a major in Psychology and minor African-American History. In the following year, Andrea earned a second Bachelor’s in History. She went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Southern University and A&M college. While there, Andrea joined Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated and have since lived to serve through educating those who have otherwise been told there is no hope. Within a short six months after hurricane Katrina, it was during her years spent in Washington DC that Andrea decided to attain her Master’s Degree in Psychology with a focus in Behavior and Diagnostics. Missing home a great deal, Andrea moved back home, as there is no place like it! Andrea has worked in administration, intervention and special education and calls it “her life’s work”. She has a number of years of experience as a special educator in Washington DC, Maryland, North Carolina and New Orleans Public Charter School Systems. As a member of the Crescent City Schools leadership team, Andrea has a passion for supporting her team, community and children to be more than what they or others have predicted them to be. Andrea has chosen to do it for the city that has given so much to her, her family and community.