Andy joined the Sun Grove Montessori team as a middle school math specialist in 2020 and will be full time in the classroom this year. While new to the team, his love of the Montessori method began when working as an assistant in a Montessori preschool/kindergarten in the mid 1990s. He was Bridges Montessori's first school bus driver, where he helped set up safety and maintenance procedures and had a blast with the kids on all of their field trips. He's been a Sun Grove uncle since 2003 and father since 2016. Andy has served on the facilities committee and ABAR task force. He's been working with the middle school leading build projects since 2016 and driving/chaperoning field trips. Andy has always enjoyed working with adolescents in varying roles as a lay youth pastor, backpacking guide, after school counselor and bus driver/chaperone. Andy's past work experience also includes working as an ASE certified mechanic in the automotive repair industry for several years, serving as staff at an afterschool program and as a stay at home dad. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Youth and Community Sciences, Minor in Organizational Leadership for Nonprofits with a Specialization in Youth from the University of Florida and an Associates Degree in applied science in automotive technology and a certificate from Montana Wilderness School of the Bible.