• About Mr. Andrew Fotsch...

    Position: Gr. 4 Teacher

    Room: 23

    Phone: 480-812-7453

    Email: Mr. Andrew Fotsch

    Mr. Andrew Fotsch

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    Welcome to Mr. Fotsch's Gr. 4 Shumway Stars webpage!

    About me... I have been married to my beautiful wife, Hillary, since 2007. We have two children, Tyler (age 13) and Charlotte (age 10). We live in Gilbert. I enjoy hiking, playing pickleball, reading, and doing word games on my phone.

    My Education and Professional Background

    I am a product of Mesa Public Schools, having graduated from Westwood High School. I attended the University of Arizona, earning my Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. I then earned my Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Trinity University in Washington, DC.

    I started my teaching career as a Teach For America Corps member in 1998, and I have been teaching ever since! I originally started teaching in Washington, DC. I then moved to the Boston area in 2003. Eventually we relocated back to the Valley in 2015

    My Educational Philosophy

    My job as a teacher is to help your student grow into a lifelong learner by providing a safe place to learn and explore the world around them. I want my students to be curious, organized, and flexible thinkers.

    The Choice is Yours! Why Choose Shumway Leadership Academy?

    I've worked at 8 schools in my career, and I can tell you hands-down that Shumway is one of the better ones. The staff is very friendly and flexible. The campus is beautiful. And the learning opportunities offered are top-notch. This is a group of adults that truly care about your child.