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Former Oberlin superintendent to lead Fairview district
By Kevin Kelley
The Fairview Park City Schools Board of Education announced Tuesday morning it will hire Geoffrey Andrews, the former head of the Oberlin City Schools, as its next superintendent. The board vote to hire Andrews was to take place at a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, after West Life went to press.
Andrews’ three-year contract will begin Aug. 1, the day after current Superintendent Brion Deitsch retires. His starting salary will be $159,375.
Andrews, who grew up in Oberlin, currently runs the Western Academy of Beijing in China. He served as superintendent of the Oberlin City Schools from 2006 to 2011. At Oberlin, Andrews implemented the International Baccalaureate program. He previously was the technology director for Chagrin Falls Schools from 1991 to 1995 and spent 10 years at Polaris Career Center, serving as assistant superintendent there from 2004 to 2006.
According to the News Herald, Andrews was a finalist for the superintendent’s job at the Kenston school district but withdrew earlier this week.
Born in 1961, Andrews graduated from Dartmouth College where he majored in mathematics and economics. He later earned a master’s degree in computer science from Villanova University.
The school board screened more than 30 candidates for the post.
“Based on our community and staff feedback, our detailed search process centered around finding a successful and demonstrated leader with a specific skill set, intellect and background,” Board President Joe Shucofsky said in a statement. “Andrews’ extensive experience in technology and incredible passion for student-centered education provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for our district. As educators, we have to prepare our students for a global, connected society, and Geoffrey could not be a better fit for Fairview.”
Andrews and his wife, Cindy, have two children.