Mr. Andrew Hurwitz
MA, Outdoor Education, Stewardship, & Community, IslandWood (In Partnership with University of Washington-Seattle)
BS, Political Science, Elon University
Andy joined Aidan in this new position for the 2017-18 School Year. He works with teachers and parents to identify children who have learning challenges that can be helped with resources. Andrew observes in classrooms, meets with teachers and parents, and helps parents connect with resources for their children. Andrew also continues the school Tutor's work of providing direct support to children by way of tutoring, but his scope is more far reaching.
Prior to coming to Aidan, Andy served in a similar capacity at schools in Atlanta and Seattle. This year is his fifth working as a special education teacher and learning specialist. He has worked in many different kinds of special education teaching formats - including resource, inclusion, co-teacher, and autism/behavior self-contained - including one Montessori-inspired resource room as a student teacher. He also served as an Americorps member for two years in Washington state.
Andy has enjoyed time volunteering with therapy dogs at animal shelters. He's also having fun enjoying the greater DC area, taking classes through REI, traveling (he wants to go to Iceland and Chile soon!), paddle boarding, people watching, petting dogs, and contemplating getting a dalmatian (complete with frequent pro/con lists).