Andrew is an educator, author, speaker and consultant. He has taught at West Leyden High School, winner of the College Board's 2014 AP District of the Year award and one of the first schools in the nation to adopt "1 to 1" Google chromebooks in 2012. Andrew serves the greatest students in the world and has spoken nation-wide about closing the achievement gap with diverse student populations.
He was a finalist for the Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year Award in 2014 and is a Google Certified Educator. Andrew's students achieved record AP scores with a 4.45 average and a 100% pass rate in 2013 and 2014. The College Board has acknowledged these scores as the highest in the state of Illinois. In 2018, Andrew was named the winner of College Board's "Distinguished Service Award," given to a forceful spokesperson for educational and societal goals.
Released in March 2018, Andrew's book, "All 4s and 5s: A Guide to Teaching and Leading Advanced Placement Programs" is the first published book written specifically for the Advanced Placement community. It outlines the necessary strategies for teachers and program leaders to achieve success in AP, while soulfully unpacking inspiring and impactful student stories. To date, the book has sold over 2,500 copies and debuted on the Amazon best seller’s list in Gifted and Talented Education.
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