Chair and First Grade Teacher,
Folsom Cordova Academy for Advanced Learning
Andy Kotko currently serves as CalTAC Chair. He teaches first grade at the Folsom Cordova
Academy for Advanced Learning, an inquiry and project-based public magnet program located at Mather
Heights Elementary School in Sacramento, California.
Andy studied Engineering and Physics at California State University, Sacramento. In 2016, President Obama
named him as a recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Math and Science
Teaching. He enjoys developing activities that incorporate depth and complexity into the
fundamentals of his mathematics instruction. He achieved National Board Certification in 2007 as an
Early Childhood Generalist. Andy is a vocal proponent of the Common Core Standards and serves as a
presenter of professional development for teachers in the region. He was appointed CalTAC Chair in
2014; previously he served as CalTAC Vice Chair.