New Windsor Superintendent

By MIke Trim

July 22, 2010 Updated Dec 16, 2005 at 2:57 PM EDT

At 30 years old, Windsor Middle School principal Jason Andrews is poised to become the youngest school district superintendent in New York state.
The Windsor School Board plans to appoint him Tuesday night.
"I'm excited to take on this challenge, I'm eager to get started," says Andrews.
Starting young isn't new to Andrews.
At age 18, he was elected to the Harpursville school board.
He started teaching social studies in the Windsor, and has been a middle school principal in both the Harpursville and Windsor districts.
He's also received awards from several education groups.
"Through my career I have had a number of experiences that I believe that have prepared me well for the position. I think age has nothing to do with it," says Andrews.
As Superintendent, Andrews wants to stabilize the budget and ensure the curriculum for all grades is up to meeting state standards.
But he doesn't want to lose touch with what he says is his most important role.
"Certainly not lose touch of the fact that school is about kids, and you need to be around them. So that's a priority that I have," says Andrews.
After the school board appoints Andrews to the position of superintendent, he'll officially assume that duty on January 30th of next year.
Andrews will oversee two thousand students within Windsor's school district.
The districts has annual budget of more than 26 million dollars.
Andrews will take over for Richard Montgomery, who resigned last summer to take a new job in Texas.

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