Andrea is a promoter for equality and education, and feels a sense of urgency to advocate for the voices that are not being heard. She believes that all children have the right to be safe, feel love, and know that they can accomplish anything they set out to do.
Through her personal search for information on socioeconomics in America, Andrea is more acutely aware of educational disparities and the impact it is having on our youth and society. Andrea wants to make a difference in the life of every child and family by providing students with the tools needed to build a positive present and a successful future.
Andrea has a deep appreciation for the educational community and believes they deserve a wage commensurate with their duties and contributions to the public. She wants all public school personnel to be recognized for the work that they do to train the next generation.
Andrea has developed a passion for, and understanding of, regulation and policy as a bioengineer for the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA). As a small business owner in Frederick County, Andrea services the biotech industry by providing regulatory and quality support to businesses navigating the FDA process. Through practical problem solving, she has dedicated her career to reducing complexity and waste in a highly regulated industry. Her integration into the business community has provided the opportunity to gain an understanding of all facets of Frederick County. Upon starting her business she applied for, and was accepted into, the Leadership Frederick County (LFC) program.
Andrea’s love for Frederick was cemented while interfacing with all citizens of the county through the LFC program. From agriculture to biotech, the diverse nature of the citizenry of Frederick County plays an important role in our community and should be celebrated and incorporated into our public school system.
Andrea, A native of Michigan, and her husband, Jim, moved to Frederick County in 2017 for professional opportunities. Jim is currently employed as a Nurse Manager at Frederick Health Hospital. The Artmans have two children who currently attend Oakdale Elementary School (OES) in Ijamsville, and as such, have a vested interest in the achievement of Frederick County Schools. Andrea is very active in OES’ PTA and was elected as the PTA treasurer during the 2018-2019 school year, and was reelected to the role for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
Andrea is a proud graduate of a public school system, including her childhood education at Airport High School in Carleton, Michigan after which she completed both her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Bioengineering from the University of Toledo.
Andrea plans to use her personal and professional experiences in policy, business, personal education, and family life to positively impact the Frederick County community and provide a fresh view on educational policy.