Emily Kiene graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) in 2007 with a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and received her Masters in 2012.  She also holds a Reading Endorsement Certification from AASU. She began teaching 2nd Grade at St. Andrew’s in 2007 so she could share her love of learning with children.  One of her most memorable moments was when her daughter, Rachel, a 2005 St. Andrew’s alumni, graduated from Nursing School.  The “aha moment” was realizing that the hard work, time, and money invested in Rachel’s education played a major role in her becoming a successful young woman.  Emily thinks the best thing about teaching at St. Andrew’s is the work environment; “where else can you go to work every day and be surrounded by happy children who think you’re the greatest!”