Andrea Keller is an Instructional Technology Specialist who spends every waking moment encouraging the youth of today. She spent 11 years in the special education world as a self contained LIFE (living in a functional environment) teacher where she pushed her low-verbal and non-verbal students to new heights using various forms of technology. She was named Texas Computer Education Agency Classroom Teacher of the Year in 2011-2012 school year. She was also named 20 Educators to Watch by the National School Board Association. Andrea has also be recognized by both the local Irving and Region 10 Association of Texas Professional Educators as classroom teacher of the year. In her current role Andrea is able to help train teachers in using technology to increase instruction. She has instituted monthly Technology Challenges on her campus, and has created the same games through Techformers Unite. To reach all students Andrea opens her computer lab in the morning for extra tutoring and for students to have a chance to do technology projects through the Flight Program. When not on school time, she is helping lead students into a world of unlimited possibilities through “Destination ImagiNation” Andrea Keller is a true busybee and is truly a cutting edge 21st century teacher.