Head of School
Andy Watson joined Albuquerque Academy as head of school after serving in teaching and administrative roles for a decade each at Fountain Valley School in Colorado and Potomac School in Northern Virginia. He earned his B.S from the Ohio State University and his M.S. from Yale, after which he started his teaching career at a public middle school in Dayton, Ohio. Along with his work on campus, he serves on the boards of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Global Online Academy, the Educational Records Bureau, and the advisory board of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, and he previously served at a tri-chair of the Harvard Principals’ Center National Advisory Board. Locally, he has served on the board of Golden Apple, the Center for Non-Profit Excellence, and Tricklock Theater. He is the proud father of Academy alumni Madeleine ’08, Elizabeth ’10, and Corinne ’10, and is joined in his educational work by his wife Carol.