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IT Director, Sped Director, Design & Marketing, Web Development, Assessment Team, Student Exchange


Chris Andrus

Dir. of Support Services

Education is genuinely and passionately part of who I am as a person. Having my life immersed in education for a decade has been a major factor in that experience. The opportunity to grow with, be pushed by and learn from some of the most dedicated educators and most teachable students on the planet is why I am here. I believe that culture done the right way, with the right motives and the right people, is one of the most rare and epic experiences to be a part of in life and we have that in spades at Utah Arts Academy.


Dixie State University – St George, UT
BS Computer Info. Technology, Secondary Education
Lamar University – Beaumont, TX
M. Ed. in Educational Leadership

Previous Experience:

Tuacahn High School for the Arts (Dean of Students, Digital Media Teacher)

Professional Activity:

Council for Exceptional Children Conf, Orlando, FL (Jan 2022)
Innovative Schools Summit, Las Vegas, NV (Jul 2019)
Harvard Instructional Rounds, Cambridge, MA (Dec 2018)
High Tech High, San Diego, CA (Feb 2017)
Innovation Simple (Web Development & Marketing)
Hewlett-Packard (Product Demo)

Professional Affiliations:

Adobe Certified
Member of the Council for Exceptional Children
Certiport Certified
Utah Foster Care Foundation

2021-22 Class Schedule

1st Semester – Visual Art Studio