Lansingburgh High School's New Assistant Principal: Andrew Sheehan
January 7, 2022
In addition to welcoming our new Turnpike ES Assistant Principal this week, we also welcomed Andrew Sheehan (back) to the Lansingburgh family as the new Assistant Principal of Lansingburgh High School!
More LHS families will meet Mr. Sheehan soon, but in the meantime, we checked in so you could learn more about him and what brought him back to Lansingburgh.
Tell us a little about your background.
I started my teaching career right here as a Lansingburgh High School social studies teacher. Since then I’ve also taught social studies in the Albany City School District and, most recently, the Voorheesville Central School District.
What drew you back to Lansingburgh and the LHS AP position?
I gained so much from my past experiences here at Lansingburgh and have incredibly fond memories. When the opportunity presented itself to return in a different capacity, I was excited to have the opportunity to work again with the students, staff, and community.
On a personal note, my dad grew up in Lansingburgh and being afforded the ability to give back to the neighborhood that gave so much to my family is something I don’t take for granted.
What are some early goals during your first few weeks/months at LHS?
Meet the kids and their families. That’s where it starts in my opinion. I can’t expect to be understood as a leader without first understanding the needs of the students and the staff.
What’s something you want LHS families and faculty/staff to know about you right off the bat?
I took this job because it would allow me to interact with more students on a daily basis, and that is why I got into education in the first place.
I also would like the LHS families and staff to know that I hope to earn their trust by being an advocate for our students, and empowering them with the tools they will need to be both college and/or career ready. I believe that all actions we take in our lives have consequences, and the consequences, both positive and negative, empower us to be leaders when we leave high school.
The ‘Burgh doesn’t produce followers.
Finally, tell us a little bit about life outside of work?
Outside of work, I love to spend time with my wife, Santina, and my two amazing daughters, Zoey and Cecilia (who goes by Cece, or Cecilia Margaret, and you can NEVER predict which one she prefers).
We like to go on nature walks, take camping trips to different parts of the state, and take on DIY projects that we have neither the experience nor expertise to do.