Andy McGill is heading into his ninth year as a school administrator and his 17th year in education. McGill has experience in a wide variety of educational settings in five different school districts including special needs, High School educator, football and wrestling coaching, and school Administration. Currently, he is the K-12 Assistant Principal at West Liberty-Salem Local School district in West Liberty, OH. Prior to his current role, McGill served as an Assistant Principal and building Principal of two different High Schools.
Andy is a member of NASSP’s Principal Recovery Network. Founded in April 2019, the NASSP Principal Recovery Network (PRN) is a national network of current and former school leaders who have experienced gun violence tragedies in their buildings. Together, the PRN seeks to assist principals in the immediate aftermath of a crisis and well beyond. PRN members reach out directly to their colleagues to provide much-needed support, share the combined wisdom of their experience with the larger principal community through various outlets, assist schools during recovery, and advocate for national school safety enhancements and violence prevention programs.
In all of his roles as an Administrator, he has made student safety a top priority, and recently had first-hand experience with an active shooter situation in his building. He was recently awarded the Jake Ryker Hero Award by the ALICE training institute for his heroic acts in January, 2017. He has a Master’s Degree in School Leadership from the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s Degree of Special Education from Campbellsville University. His undergraduate is in Secondary Social Science Education from Campbellsville University as well. McGill is a man of great faith, and is happily married to his high school sweetheart, Lisa, with whom he has four children named Rachel, Anna, Gabriel, and Maddie.