Andrew S. Hodges, MEd

Program Director, Secondary Education
Instructor, Secondary Education
Unit: College of Education, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education
Location: Tigerville

“I teach my students as if I am expecting them to someday teach my grandchildren.”
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in the College of Education including Foundations of Education, Middle School Curriculum, Elementary Classroom Management, Secondary Classroom Management, Early Childhood Practicum for Elementary Ed majors adding the Early Childhood teaching endorsement.


    • BM, Furman University
    • MEd, University of South Carolina
  • Professional Experience

    My experience includes twenty-one years as a high school and middle school band director in South Carolina, 17 years as an Assistant Principal at Woodruff Middle School, Woodruff, SC, and 3 years as an adjunct instructor at the University of South Carolina Upstate. I have been teaching at the NGU since 2013.

  • Selected Awards Received

    1996 – Teacher of the Year, Fairforest Middle School, Spartanburg, SC.

  • My Network

    I will gladly involve you in my circle that includes many public school principals and district superintendents in South Carolina.

  • My Story

    During high school playing in the band was where I found my ‘niche,’ so I decided to become a band director. God blessed my teaching with 21 years of positive life experiences for my students in the musical world of band. I decided to pursue a career in school administration and after earning my master’s degree, I was blessed to work for 17 years as an assistant principal at Woodruff Middle School. During my last several years in that job, I started teaching education courses at the University of South Carolina Upstate, and I really enjoyed teaching those future teachers. When I retired from my assistant principal job, God intervened and helped me to get my current job at NGU. I enjoy teaching the future teachers.

    Favorite Course to Teach:

    I really enjoy teaching Classroom Management because I have the experiences of my many years as a band director and as a middle school assistant principal to share with my students.

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