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Technology, Sped, Marketing, Web Development

Chris Andrus

Assistant Principal (SPED/IT)

2024-25 Class Schedule


Professional Certifications:

Adobe Certified Professional in Visual Design (2016, 2022)
Adobe Creative Educator – Level 1 & 2 (Nov 2021, Apr 2022)
Google Certified Educator – Level 1 & 2 (Dec 2021)
Apple Teacher Recognition Certificate (Nov 2021)
Microsoft Certified Associate (2016)


UAA (Director of Support Services, Digital Design) 2021-2023
THSA (Dean of Students, Digital Media) 2011-2021
Innovation Simple (Web Design & Marketing) 2007-2013
Hewlett-Packard (Product Demo) 2006-2008

About Chris:

Chris Andrus is an accomplished educator, graphic designer and web developer through professional and educational work over nearly two decades of practice in the industry. Chris has produced thousands of designed branding and marketing materials for the school in a continued practice of the craft and opportunity to provide students with consistent real world examples through digital and physical art mediums. Chris is an Adobe Certified Professional designer and a coordinator for students to accomplish the same. Chris has also been a school administrator and leader for the last seven years supporting students with at-risk needs, and with UAA since 2011.


M. Ed., Lamar University (Educational Leadership, 2016)
BS, Utah Tech University (CIT, 2009/ Sec Ed, 2011)

Professional Activity:

Arts Schools Network Conf, Birmingham, AL (Oct 2023)
Council for Exceptional Children Conf, Orlando, FL (Jan 2022)
Member of the Council for Exceptional Children (Oct 2021)
Innovative Schools Summit, Las Vegas, NV (Jul 2019)
Harvard Instructional Rounds, Cambridge, MA (Dec 2018)
High Tech High, San Diego, CA (Feb 2017)

North Star:

Personal: Creatives that inspire me include Tinker Hatfield, Michael Bierut, Chip Kidd

School: I would like my program to reach the level of arts schools like High Tech High in San Diego and for my students to pursue some of the top rated design university programs like UCLA, SCAD, Stanford D School, Portland State, and Univ of Illinois at Chicago and then be able to work in the design industry.