Who am I
My name is Andreea Stoica, and I will be your teacher this semester. I was born and raised in a tiny country in Europe (see if you can find it on the map above). Some of you might recognize the country by the shape to the left.
In 1999 my husband and I decided to immigrate to Canada, and we have been here ever since.
I believe in making your experience in the classroom one that you will remember, having fun while we are all learning and presenting the content in a way that is easy to understand, is linked to the real world and makes sense to you as a learner.
I am a biking enthusiast, a wannabe Master Chef competitor, a Hamilton, the musical singer, only in the privacy of my car, an avid gardener, a wife, a mother of 2 boys and 1 girl, a daughter.
What I do for a living
I am the mathematics and business program area leader at Abbey Park High School; I have over a decade of experience as a business professional and financial consultant. While I miss the thrill of meeting new companies and learning about different technologies, I absolutely LOVE my new(ish) career. And more than a decade later, I wouldn't change a thing.
Why I love what I do…
Teaching keeps me close to the future of society – students are our future, and I enjoy every minute in the classroom. Venture Capital helped me stay in touch with what is going on in the market, and understand current business trends.
The best advice I was ever given…
The best leaders know to be great followers and know how to listen (Pat DiPietro). I was fortunate to work with some great minds and forward-thinking men, and leaders: Chris, John and Pat. I owe many of my good moments to you three. I will pay it forward to my students and my kids.
What should you strive towards...
Put yourselves in uncomfortable situations, because this is how you are going to learn and grow. If it feels hard, it means you are learning.