Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in History and Political Science from Gordon College M.A.T. in Secondary Education from Quinnipiac University 6-12 Social Studies
Mr. Mark Lee Andrews
I am originally from Vermont and earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Gordon College in Massachusetts. I also hold a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Quinnipiac University, with concentrations in Secondary Education (6-12) and Social Studies.
From an early age I had a fascination with the law and had a strong interest in pursuing a career as an attorney. But a series of volunteer experiences changed my life in a powerful way. Through helping to rebuild schools and communities in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, I found my calling to teach young people, a decision that has been deeply rewarding.
I am in my tenth year of teaching Social Studies in North Carolina and have been a part of the McGee's Crossroads Middle family for the past two. I have also worked in the Nash-Rocky Mount and Guilford County school systems.
I have previously taught for several years a private school in Seoul, South Korea, during which time I had the opportunity to travel throughout Asia and Oceania. Among the places I visited were the Joint Security Area (JSA) of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, Beijing and the Great Wall of China, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Tanah Lot temple and Bamboo Forest (Bangli) on Bali, Kuala Lumpur and Batu Caves in Malaysia, Bangkok, Patong Beach and Maya Bay in Thailand, Luang Prabang in Laos, Sa Pa, Phu Quoc Island, and Da Lat in Vietnam, Tokyo and Hiroshima in Japan, and Boracay in the Philippines. My experience teaching in South Korea and extensive travel have provided invaluable insights and have given me a profound respect and appreciation for culture and diversity.
In addition, I have been part of People to People International and have chaperoned high school student groups traveling throughout Italy, Greece, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Having been raised in New England, I am a passionate, lifelong Boston Bruins, Red Sox, and New England Patriots fan. I enjoy spending time with my family, taking trips, reading non-fiction books, and completing New York Times Crossword puzzles.
Mr. Andrews' 2019-2020 Schedule
Block 1 8:00-9:05 MANE Time 9:07-9:42 Planning 9:44-11:16 Block 3 11:19-12:26 Block 4/Lunch 12:28-2:03 Block 5 2:03-3:10Tutoring is offered on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:00 PM.
The Johnston County Board of Education will hold a special session on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The closed session meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and be held in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.
Johnston County Public Schools will begin using Here Comes the Bus in the 2019-2020 school year! Here Comes the Bus is a school bus tracking app that gives parents real-time bus location information and alerts to get students to the bus stop on time. The app is expected to roll out by the first day of school, August 26...
The Johnston County Education Foundation has changed its grant process from a three cycle a year process, to a once a year process. The grant deadline will now be November 15th each year and Grant Patrol will be held on the first Wednesday of December.