About Andrea Citchen
Andrea is entering her 17th year in education and her 7th year with YES Prep. She is a proud native of St. Louis, MO. Go Cards! She is a graduate of the University of Missouri and Indiana Wesleyan University where she earned a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master’s in Educational Leadership.
Andrea relocated to Houston in 2015 to begin her journey with YES Prep. Prior to joining YES, she held various teaching and leadership positions at KIPP. She also taught elementary school in Indianapolis Public Schools. While at YES, Andrea has served as High School Dean of Students, Director of Student Support, Resident Principal and Principal of YES Prep IKE.
Andrea is currently gearing up to open Southside Elementary in August. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son and traveling to tropical places.