Andrews, from Tennessee, has 21 years of experience as a superintendent in Tennessee and North Carolina.
Andrews has most recently served as superintendent of schools in Cumberland County, Tennessee. Before that he was superintendent of the Randolph County Schools in Asheboro, NC and Hartnett County Schools in Lillington, NC.
He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina where he earned his bachelor’s degree in social studies and physical education. He holds both Master’s and specialist degrees in educational leadership from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC
The board voted to hire Andrews for $145,000 per year with a proposed four-year contract, pending the successful negotiation of other contract terms. School Board Chairman Tedd Moyd said he hopes to have the contract completed and executed later this week.
“We had a very strong slate of candidates and we were happy with all three finalists,” Moyd said. “In the end, the board believes Mr. Andrews brings the best experiences that match what we need to help the Jasper County School District take some major jumps forward.”