Andrea Kasper is a recent addition to New Avenue Foundation and is thrilled to be party to its emergence in the areas of disability awareness, social opportunities, housing, and especially, employment for disabled individuals.
A common thread throughout Andrea’s lifetime has been her love of learning new ideas and skills. She graduated from Drexel University with a B.S. in Psychology. After her initial career in marketing research, Andrea returned to school, attending West Chester University, and received her Special Education Certification. With her first teaching position at The Timothy School, then located in Bryn Mawr, Andrea discovered a love for the unique attributes each person has to offer.
After a fulfilling four years at The Timothy School, Andrea continued her educational track at Sabold Elementary School in Springfield, Delaware County. Understanding the importance of continual learning, she earned a M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Cabrini University, became certified at Levels I & II in Wilson Reading, and received her Reading Specialist Certification, having taken coursework through Wilkes University. During this time, Andrea also had a diverse career in education. Over the course of 25 years at Sabold Elementary, Andrea was a special education teacher, instructing in a variety of levels of support — resource room, mid-level support, and itinerant. She also taught third grade for three years and became the school’s Title 1 Reading Specialist for her most recent five years of teaching.
Andrea and her husband John live in Havertown, Delaware County, with their three cats. In his retirement, John has become an ardent potter and supports his wife in her desire to contribute to positive change in the world.
Ready for new adventures and challenges, Andrea is proud to join New Avenue Foundation and to support its endeavors. She has a passion for enriching others’ lives and hopes she will contribute to the positive growth the foundation has already set in motion.