The Tucson Values Teachers Board of Directors selected long-time local educator Andrew Heinemann as the non-profit organization’s new chief executive officer. Heinemann, currently the principal of Cross Middle School in Amphitheater Public Schools, has previously served on the TVT Board of Directors and on the Raytheon Leaders in Education Awards selection committee. He will start his new position July 1.
Heinemann has spent the past three decades working in education. He was an elementary and middle school teacher for 10 years, while earning his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. Heinemann served as principal at Harelson Elementary School from 2002 to 2014, and most recently as principal at Cross Middle School starting in 2013.
“I have personally witnessed how the needs of education has drastically changed over the years,” Heinemann said. “I am well aware there is a teacher crisis at hand and I want to continue my work in education by leveraging the resources and programs offered by Tucson Values Teachers and the collaboration with the business community to really support these teachers.”