October 21, 2005
My son is in his fifth year in Andover Elementary, and my daughter in her fourth, including two years of pre-K. We have been quite impressed. Except for one bad year for my son, every teacher the kids have had has been outstanding: dynamic, caring, bright, stimulating, everything you can ask for in an elemenetary teacher. The administration that took over in '04-'05 has been decisive, able, and deeply engaged. The facilities are reasonable, and well-maintainted. Everyone, including the paraprofessionals, the custodial and food-service crews, the nurse, the teachers of less academic specials, has earned a place in our hearts. There are of course things I would change were I suddenly in charge, but we have been very impressed with the way things are now. DISCLAIMER: I am a member of the Andover Board of Education, and might seem biased because of it, but I'm doing my best to speak only as a parent.
- submitted by a parent