Dr. Andrew was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. His interest in private education, Latin America, and language development are products of his personal experience, academic preparation and professional experiences.
Mr. Sherman taught elementary, middle and high school students in a variety of settings and has also served as a community college instructor and university professor. Mr. Sherman is actively involved in school improvement efforts and accreditation in Latin America as a Consultant and Quality Assurance Review Team member for Cognia. With Cognia, Andrew served two consecutive three-year terms as Vice-Chair of the Committee on International Schools, permitting his involvement in schools in more than a dozen countries. He was a board member of the Texas Alliance for Accredited Private Schools and currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Tomas de Berlanga Experimental School on the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador). Mr. Sherman participates in community activities and is personally committed to a number of local civic associations. Andrew was President of the Board of the American Society of Mexico and also worked with different committees of the American Chamber of Commerce during his tenure in Mexico City.
Mr. Sherman earned a graduate degree in International Education at Harvard University. His other academic work includes advanced graduate studies in Latin American History, Organizational Leadership and Educational Administration. Andrew received a Fulbright Fellowship for international study and lived in Costa Rica. He was also a fellow at the Klingenstein Center for Private Education at Columbia University.
Andrew has led three different school communities in Latin America. In Mexico City, Andrew was College Dean and Headmaster of Westhill Institute, a for-profit U.S. accredited preschool to university, multilingual educational institution serving an international student population. At Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, a private international preparatory school focused on providing primarily an Ecuadorian student population an English based Liberal Arts education, Mr. Sherman. as the Chief Education Officer, led efforts to open a new market in Guayaquil, Ecuador and develop an internationally minded, U.S. accredited, multi-campus school system. As Superintendent at the American School of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Andrew worked to inject new energy through an institutional identity campaign, competitiveness study and branding platform to reposition an eighty year-old school in a high-end niche market.
Patiently supported by a wonderful teacher and a terrific wife of twenty years, Tisa Rodriguez, Andrew also enjoys his time as a father to Sofia Salome and Ilan Cayetano, proud citizens of both the United States and Mexico.