I’m Andrew Van Der Laan, and I’m running for Seat #4 (Northeast) on the Blue Valley School District Board of Education. Thanks for taking the time to learn more about my campaign.
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Andrew is a Kansan by choice; he and his family moved across the state line because of the schools. He has three children in Blue Valley Schools, one each in elementary, middle, and high school; all of them receive special services from BVSD, and two are student athletes.
Andrew has been a dedicated community volunteer for almost three decades, and focuses on volunteer work that creates opportunities for young people. Outside of BVSD, he has volunteered for American Legion Boys State for almost 30 years, and serves as the President of the Board of the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center.
Closer to home, he is a Scoutmaster for a local Scouts BSA troop, has filled a number of roles for his elementary and middle school PTOs. Andrew also sits on two BVSD school board committees, tracking education legislation in Topeka and advising the Board of Education on student health and well-being issues.
Professionally, Andrew is a self-employed executive leadership coach and business consultant, with a background in finance and operations. He holds an AB in Economics from the University of Chicago.