Western Dubuque High School at Epworth
Address: 302 5th Ave. SW | Epworth , IA 52045
Phone: (563) 876-3442
Fax: (563) 876-5512
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Welcome to the new school year. My name is Mrs. McAndrew and I will be teaching in the science department. I am looking forward to working with and getting to know each of you.

I began my education at the University of Iowa in medical studies and decided on nursing. After getting engaged and moving back to Dubuque to go to Clarke College for nursing, I realized they were closing the Finley School of Nursing and laying off many nurses at both Finley and Mercy Hospitals. Because of that I majored in biology and went into secondary education. I graduated from Clarke College in 1987 with a B.S. in science.

I student taught under Mr. Frank Mousel at WDHS in 1987.
I graduated from Wahlert High School in 1982.

I have been married to Tim McAndrew (Junction 21) for 31 years. We Live in Dubuque and have 5 amazing children. Jessica is 29 and married to Jason Waddell. She works at Studio III Salon in Dubuque. Jessie and Jason have a son Noah. Maria is 26 was married to Matt Axtell. She graduated from the University of Dubuque studying Health, Wellness and Recreation. They have a son, Benjamin. Our oldest son Anthony, 24, graduated from N.I.C.C. in welding. He is also in the National Guard and spent 2010-2011 in Afghanistan. Anthony married Molly Sudmeier and they have a new son Elisha.

Mitchell will be a sophomore at Cornell in Mt.Vernon this year and Thomas will be a senior at Western Dubuque. This will be my 21st year here at WDHS. I kind of got into education through the back door, but I believe we end up where we belong and I have loved every minute of my time spent teaching children. Before WDHS I taught 9 years at Aquin in Cascade at the junior high level and one year at St. Joseph the worker in Dubuque. Some of my hobbies include spending time with family and friends, reading, working out and teaching exercise classes.

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