|Andre D. Spencer, Ed.D.||Mary McKinley|
of Harrison School District Two
|Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
& Secretary to the BOE
Andre D. Spencer, Ed.D. - Superintendent
In January 2013, Dr. Andre D. Spencer was appointed superintendent of Harrison School District Two in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Harrison serves over 11,000 students with 25 schools, including four charter agreements.
Before Andre arrived at Harrison, he was the Regional Superintendent with the Houston Independent School District. While in Houston, he served over 15,000 of the 205,000 students by overseeing the instructional programs, budgets, capital improvements, instructional technology enhancements and extra-curricular activities. Andre supervised and coached campus administrators to increase student achievement. He is an educational leader who strongly believes that all children deserve a quality education that will enable them to become productive learners within society. Furthermore, he believes that it is critical for all schools to promote a culture of good teaching and learning that is led by a highly competent leader with effective teachers.
Andre has also served 4 years in the United States Army and worked in the Baltimore City Public School System for 13 years as a Science Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Area Support Superintendent. Baltimore City Public Schools served 85,000 students.
As superintendent, Andre has implemented the following educational initiatives: 1.) world-class common core state standards-based curriculums to improve instruction and student achievement; 2.) extended learning opportunities; 3.) mathematics tutors to support interventions; 4.) early college program; 5.) dropout and credit recovery program; 6.) one-to-one technology program; 7.) technology infrastructure to support wireless accessibility district-wide; and 8.) free breakfast, lunch and dinner program district-wide. As outlined in Harrison's "Mission Possible 2017 Strategic Plan," Andre is moving Harrison from "GOOD 2 GREAT."
Some additional accomplishments Andre has made since being in Harrison are: Training for National Superintendent Certification with AASA: The School
Superintendents Association and presenting at the National Alliance of Black School Educators Aspiring Superintendents Institute. He is also serving on the board for the Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region, Joint Initiatives, Colorado Springs Homeless Initiative and Pikes Peak Community College Foundation.
Andre is a lifelong educator. He strongly believes that education is the key to lifelong success. Andre currently holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore; a Master of Science degree in Biology from Morgan State University, Doctoral Fellowship in Science Education from Morgan State University and a Doctor of Education degree from Capella University.