Andi De La Rocha

Favorite Quote:

“ If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

- Milton Berle


  • Name: Maria Andrea de la Rocha
  • Honors Biology, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, Global Issues Network
  • Years in Education: 7

Department: natural sciences


  • Degrees:
    • BS in Biology
  • Certifications:
    • Teaching License from Washington DC
    • Statement of Eligibility from Florida
  • Professional training and Experience:
    • TeacherReady Certification program
    • AP Human Geography workshop
    • AP Chemistry workshop
    • AP Biology workshop
    • AP Environmental Science workshop
    • Gifted and talented graduate courses (won the Carlton Boyer Scholarship for graduate work)
    • ACS : High School Science Teacher and GIN Facilitator (2015 - Present)
    • Lakeside International School, Costa Rica: High School Science Teacher (2014)
    • ACS: Middle School Science Teacher (2012 - 2013)

Fun Facts:

I attended and graduated from ACS, Class of 2001 (Pre K - 12th grade) and loved my experience here! I went to the United States for my Bachelors degree in Biology. I am passionate about science and enjoy sharing my passion with the students. I also enjoy facilitating Global Issues Network, where students are able to engage with problems in their community and try to solve them. In the future, I would love to get a Masters degree in Education and Neuroscience and also learn more about Gifted and Talented Education.