Andrew Verdon has over four decades of experience in education as a middle and secondary school science teacher, adjunct college instructor, school district and Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) administrator, senior administrator at a Washington, DC-based scientific and educational non-profit, and consultant with JPS Solutions in support of charter schools and charter school applicants.
With expertise in instruction, curriculum and assessment development and data analysis, Andy developed and implemented competitive grant-funded and other-funded programs at the school district, regional consortium, and national levels. His work led to competitive grants of more than $50 million from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the New York State Education Department, and private sources including the Mobil and Dyson Foundations. He developed Consolidated Applications for school district federal entitlement funding and as a member of the JPS Solutions team, charter school applications, renewals, and a principal and assistant principal evaluation program.
Andy has served in professional societies in elected and appointed positions at the state and national levels, as a grant reviewer for the NSF, program advisor and grant reviewer for the NYSED, written, edited and co-directed joint projects with the Council of Chief State School Officers, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In addition to his published articles, he has written a lead section for a middle-school science text, led the development and publication of national-level policy documents and a best-selling college-level text, convened writing conferences throughout the country, developed an educational forum for congressional staff on Capitol Hill, and coordinated programming for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching sponsored by the White house and funded by NSF.