Andrew Krugly joins the podcast for a reflection on his education and nonprofit leader’s experience over decades in the innermost circles of education policy, administration and leadership. Topics range from Andrew’s principalship in a provocative Evanston, Illinois, elementary district to leading an early childhood education nonprofit in Chicago. Andrew speaks candidly about his unique perspective on what works and what fails in education, learning and neuroscience in practice today. Andrew provides candid advice that will help education leaders, teachers, parents and policy experts.
Andrew began his education career in Illinois teaching grades two and four, quickly establishing himself as a talented and zealous educator. In 1992, Andrew was the recipient of the Kohl International Teaching Award, and served on the board of the Kohl Academy of Outstanding Educators.
Upon earning his Masters in Education Administration and Supervision, Andrew became an adjunct faculty member of the National-Louis University in Evanston, IL, and moved into an administrative role as Principal of Willow Creek Elementary School in 1994 (Woodridge School District 68).
Andrew served as the Principal at Dewey Elementary School in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 from 1998 to 2011. During his tenure at Dewey School, Andrew was a vanguard in behavioral and academic reform. He led sustained implementation of systemic reform including: the integration of a Spanish immersion program, the change in the Special Education service delivery model to one of inclusion, and the implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RTI).