Greenwich Public Schools (GPS) Interim Superintendent of Schools Ralph Mayo has announced the appointment of Andrew M. Byrne as Greenwich High School's (GHS) Interim Folsom House Administrator, effective November 5, 2018. The Folsom House Administrator also oversees the mathematics program at GHS. Mr. Byrne will join the GPS from the Darien Public Schools, Darien CT where he has served as Assistant Principal for Middlesex Middle School since 2010. Mr. Byrne said, "I am honored to have been chosen to be the Interim Folsom House Administrator at Greenwich High School. I welcome the opportunity to join the dedicated team of teachers and administrators at GHS in their commitment to personalized learning and the Vision of the Graduate. I am excited to participate in this work by sharing my experiences and by being an active and visible contributor to the teaching and learning community. I look forward to meeting students, parents, and faculty in the coming weeks as I transition to GHS."
GHS Interim Headmaster Mr. Rick Piotrzkowski notes, "Greenwich High School is excited about the extensive leadership experience and mathematics expertise Andrew Byrne brings to the school in leading Folsom House and the mathematics program."
Administrative candidates are selected after a comprehensive search and appointment process, which includes widespread recruitment efforts, multiple interviews, and extensive reference and background checks.
Bio Brief: Andrew M. Byrne
Mr. Byrne began his career in education at Canterbury School in New Milford, CT as a mathematics instructor in 1999. He moved to teaching at Sacred Heart Greenwich (formerly, Convent of the Sacred Heart) in Greenwich, CT the following year as a mathematics and science instructor, where he remained until 2010. During that time he also served as Mathematics Department Chair (2000-2010), Academic Dean for Grades 7-12 (2002-2003), and Dean of Faculty (2003-2010). In 2010, Mr. Byrne was appointed Assistant Principal of Middlesex Middle School in Darien CT. He has also held positions as the Co-President of the Darien Administrator Association (2015-present) and as Acting Co-Principal for Royale Elementary School for a short time in 2014, assisting the District in an administrator transition.
Mr. Byrne received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Mathematics from Bates College, Lewiston, ME in 1998; a Master of Education Degree in Secondary Education from University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA in 2000; a Master of Science Degree in Education Administration and Supervision from Fordham University New York, NY in 2006; and participated in Fordham University's Executive Leadership program.