Andrew Anderson

Assistant Academic Specialist


Andrew Anderson is an academic specialist in the Graduate School of Education. His professional focus is student-centered learning and 21st-century skills-based on deep learning competencies, shared leadership, continuous improvement, and professional learning communities.

Dr. Anderson is the principal of Barrington Middle School in Rhode Island, a high-performing school of 850 students and 90 staff, where he has partnered with NExT and the Highlander Institute to provide embedded training and coaching to all teachers on deep learning principles and the development of project-based learning opportunities. He was awarded a $200,000 competitive grant targeting student-centered learning and was involved in all aspects of a $64 million school construction project designed around deep learning principles. Throughout a given school year, Dr. Anderson’s middle School, Barrington Middle School, hosts nearly 100 visitors to see deep learning in action. He is a member of the New England League of Middle Schools and other professional organizations. He is also a National Institute for School Leaders (NISL) facilitator and presented at National Conferences across the Country. He lives in Rhode Island and teaches online.


EdD from Johnson & Wales University (2007)

Professional Experience

Principal, Barrington Middle School, Barrington, RI 2011 - Present


Principal/Assistant Principal, McCourt Middle School, Cumberland, RI 2007 - 2011


Special Education Teacher, Barrington Middle School, Barrington RI, 2003 - 2007

Second Grade Teacher, St. Paul’s School, Cranston RI, 2001 - 2003