Mr. Andy Ulrich
Hello, William Monroe Dragons! I am Andy Ulrich, and it is my pleasure to serve as your assistant principal for the upcoming school year.
As a native of the suburbs of Buffalo, New York, I relocated to Virginia in 2004. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Social Studies Education from Buffalo State College, Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Averett University and School Administration Certification from James Madison University.
I have had the opportunity to teach History in nearly all grade levels, sixth-12th grades. In addition to Greene County, I have taught in Lancaster Central School District (NY), Culpeper County Public Schools and most recently Albemarle County Public Schools as an Instructional Coach. Entering my twentieth year as an education professional, I am delighted to return to the middle school setting, as that is where I began my career in education as a football coach.
When not at William Monroe Middle School, you can usually find me hanging out with my amazing family and friends hosting a barbecue in my backyard around our fire pit, on a golf course, or near a body of water angling for the next great fishing story. This quote helps to center my outlook, “The more fun you have, the more enjoyment you bring to your work, and the more successful you are likely to be” -Sir Richard Branson.
One of my greatest joys is working with students and teachers to help them reach their full potential. I believe in providing a nurturing and supportive atmosphere where every student feels valued and motivated to excel. I collaborate closely with teachers, parents, and the wider school community to ensure that our students receive the best possible education.
As an educator, I am deeply committed to addressing the unique needs of each student. By implementing comprehensive support programs, I strive to create an environment where all students can thrive academically, emotionally, and socially. I understand the importance of fostering a sense of belonging and creating opportunities for personal growth.
In my role as assistant principal, I will actively promote collaboration and professional development among our faculty. By encouraging teamwork and sharing best practices, I aim to enhance instructional methods and ultimately improve student achievement. I firmly believe that when educators work together, we can create powerful learning experiences for our students.
It is a privilege to serve as the William Monroe Middle School assistant principal. My vision, empathy, and unwavering commitment to student success drives me every day. I am truly inspired by our students and educators, and I am dedicated to making a positive difference in their lives. Together, we can create a vibrant and inclusive learning community where every student can thrive.