Andrew Frishman

Co-Executive Director, Big Picture Learning

United States of America

In 2002 Andrew heard a student describe unique transformational learning experiences at The Met High School in Providence, RI, the “mothership” of the Big Picture Learning Network. That fall, Andrew joined the Met as an Advisor (Teacher) with a 9th grade advisory group through their graduation in 2006. He moved to California supporting development of the Met Sacramento High School and became its first “Learning Through Internship Coordinator.” Andrew joined the BPL Leadership team in 2013 and has assisted with the expansion of the BPL Network in a variety of capacities including the development of ImBlaze – the Internship Management System. He has melded experiences from an MAT, administrative credential focused on urban schools, a Health Leadership Program, and a doctorate in Education Leadership (Harvard EdLD 2014) into a belief that student-centered education is a crucial determinant of both individual life outcomes and community well-being.