Meet Andrew Starks, Special Education Teacher

New Lebanon CSD is excited to welcome Andrew Starks to the district. Learn more about our new special education teacher in his own words.

What is your education background? Andrew Starks

I have a bachelor’s in math education from and a master’s degree in special education, both from SUNY Plattsburgh

What is your background like – previous jobs?

I have had many, many different jobs ranging from retail to food service and from construction to adventure based coordinating. Now I am doing my absolute favorite thing…TEACHING! Since I started teaching, I have worked for many schools, mostly alternative, from Lake Placid to NYC and all the way down to Jackson Mississippi. Now I am pleased to be a Tiger again!

Tell us about your family? 

First, I want to give a shout out to my wife amazing Amanda Starks. We were married this last March. Our family consists of 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 fish and whatever other animals may visit us each day in our back yard. Growing up, I was lucky enough to have both parents always there to support me. I lived with them and my younger sister until I went away to college at 18.

What are your interests outside of school?

Outside of school I love to fish all year round, from my canoeing in the summer to drilling holes on the hard water. I like to take our dogs for adventures hiking and exploring new places. I also enjoy reading and sometimes just relaxing with some television.