Although Andi Maceo comes from a family of educators and has been teaching for 12 years now, she once questioned if she had what it takes to be a teacher. She was working as a recruiter for The Art Institute of Houston when that changed. “I felt I could do more to show kids the opportunities that were available to them,” she recalls.
She moved on to teaching art, a position she held for six years. However, she eventually moved into teaching history full time after finding a job as an 11th grade U.S. history educator at her current school, Hastings High School in Houston, Texas. This proved to be a challenging shift as Andi’s background was in European and Latin American history. “I have spent the last 6 years learning everything I can to become effective in U.S. History,” Andi says.
Andi has been married to her husband Karl for nearly seven years. They live with their two cats in Missouri City, a small suburb outside of Houston. In her free time, Andi enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and baking.