Iowa State Teacher of the Year, 2008
Andrew currently teaches Food and Nutrition, Food Production and Technology, and Culinary Arts. Andrew leads a highly respected Culinary Arts program at Norwalk High School. The content includes original curriculum and evaluation procedures for a 21st century skills based classroom restaurant and catering business operated by the students in the advanced sections of the culinary program. Andrew earned a Bachelor of Science and a master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies from Iowa State University and a Doctorate in Education from Walden University. Andrew is the 2013 Iowa Affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year as well as the 2008 Iowa Teacher of the Year. Andrew recently finished work on the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Career and Technical Education Standards writing committee and continues his association with the NBPTS. Currently Andrew serves the Norwalk School District as the CTE Curriculum Lead teacher while sitting on several district level improvement committees.
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