The hiring was a collaborative effort that included Interim Superintendent Char Shryock; Director of Human Resources and Operations Aaron Ereditario (most recently Bay Middle School’s principal); Incoming Bay Village Schools Superintendent Scot Prebles; a team of staff from Bay Middle School; and district leaders. McAndrews, a familiar name and face at Bay Middle School, served as the school’s principal for 14 years, from 2005-2019.
During the interview process, McAndrews acknowledged the excellence of tradition for which Bay Middle School is known, and his plan for continuous improvement in the future, inclusive of his passion to ensure opportunities exist for all students.
“I am humbled, honored and excited to return to a school and city that I love, to re-engage with the wonderful students, outstanding staff, supportive parents and tight-knit community,” said McAndrews.
McAndrews started his educational administrative career in 1996 at Lakewood High School, and most recently served as Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at Barron Collier High School in Naples, Florida. He and his wife, Jenny, have been married for 31 years, and have
two adult children – daughter, Kailee (and son-in-law John and grandson Wilde), and son, Owen.
McAndrews’ 3-year contract begins August 1, 2022.