Andrew Vega | Aspiring Principal Fellow, Boston Public Schools
Andrew Vega began his teaching career in Los Angeles, where he taught high school English and AP Literature as a 2007 Teach For America corps member. In addition to his teaching duties, Andrew founded the AP program at his school and was named a College Board AP Fellow. In 2010, he moved to Boston to join the team at Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School. While at Orchard Gardens, Andrew taught 8th grade English as part of the team of teachers that elevated the school from Level 4 to Level 1 status. In addition, Andrew served as a T3 Teacher Leader and oversaw the implementation of school wide authentic assessments. A highlight of his teaching career was being named a finalist for TNTP’s Fishman Prize in 2013. Outside of Orchard Gardens, Andrew has been actively engaged in advising education policy on the local and national levels. He is a former Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow and is currently an America Achieves Fellow. Andrew has also served on the teacher advisory boards for The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Boston Foundation, and The Achievement Network. He has had the opportunity to meet with President Obama’s education advisors and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on several occasions. Andrew received a BA in English from UCLA and an MA in Secondary Education from Loyola Marymount University. He is thrilled to learn as part of the Lynch Leadership Academy as he continues to work so that all children have access to a high-quality education.