Three new members of district's administration.
The superintendent of Andover Schools, Greg Rasmussen, started the July school board meeting on Monday by introducing three new members of the district administration.
David Jackson is the new executive director of operations. He received a bachelor’s degree in education from Pittsburg State University, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Emporia State University, and District Level Certification from ESU. Jackson was most recently the superintendent of schools at USD 243 in Lebo-Waverly, Kan. He brings 25 years of educational experience to Andover: 16 years teaching and coaching, six years as a building level administrator and three years as a superintendant.
“David Jackson has really hit the ground running, already presenting new ideas in the custodial area of operations,” said Rasmussen. “He just brings a wealth of experience in operations.”
Stacy Smith is the new director of technology and innovation. She has a bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University in elementary education and is working on her master’s degree in instructional technology. Smith has classroom experience teaching fifth grade and first grade. She spent seven years in Winfield as an instructional technology specialist, and was the director of technology for Newton Public Schools for two years prior to coming to Andover.
“I have a passion for implementing technology to change the way teachers teach and student learn,” said Smith.
Nicole Gibbs is the new director of communication. She has a bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University in integrated marketing communications with minors in graphic design and business. Before coming to Andover, she worked for Goddard Public Schools doing Graphic Design & Marketing. She has in the field of marketing communications for more than 10 years and has been in education for three.
The Andover school district will also welcome 33 new teachers when school starts back up in August.