Andrew came to teach Middle School History at Allendale Columbia School after 20 years in educational publishing and living in Pittsburgh, New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, and the Adirondacks. He began writing for young people at Junior Scholastic magazine, and has since published hundreds of articles in such magazines as JS, Scholastic News, Disney Adventures, Creative Classroom, and more. After teaching freshman composition at the University of Southern California for several years, Andrew served as the Senior Editor for Disney Adventures Magazine. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Communications, with honors, from Carnegie Mellon University and his master’s degree in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California.
What do you like most about your job?
I love being able to share my passion for history with young people and the opportunity to continually explore new avenues of history with my students.
What’s the best part about working at Allendale Columbia?
The best parts about working at AC include the daily opportunity to work with dedicated and creative colleagues, the freedom and encouragement to try new approaches to teaching, the privilege of exploring history with our fantastic students, and the support we get from their parents.
If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?
I would have lunch with Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States. He was outspoken, progressive, and forward-thinking. He took on the monopolies and initiated our national park system, among many other achievements. He even finished a speech after being shot in the chest. That would be an interesting lunch.