Andrea Divine joins NIET with over 16 years of educational experience. She is a multifaceted educator who has served in numerous roles, including an Elementary Teacher, TAP Mentor Teacher, TAP Master Teacher, Instructional Coach, Professional Development Specialist, and Academic Facilitator for the Tennessee Department of Education. Through her multiple roles, Andrea has supported teachers, administrators, and school leaders by accelerating student outcomes through the work of student ownership and high-quality planning.
Andrea comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience increasing student performance across multiple demographics. Through her work with Knox County, she was able to enhance the scores of a reconstituted level 1 school and transform it to a level 5 through her partnership with NIET. Andrea attributes this success to the support she received in fostering student ownership and growing teacher leaders with NIET. Andrea's work at Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Academy culminated with the school receiving the NIET School of Promise Award in 2020. Andrea has a passion for helping instructional leaders reach their full potential, which significantly impacts student outcomes in a positive way, and her career is a reflection of her passion for that work.