Lesnansky named Teacher of the Month

Andy Lesnansky

RICHMOND — Andy Lesnansky has been named Edison High School’s Teacher of the Month for March.

He has taught in Edison Local Schools for the past four years, but he began his career at John Marshall High School as a long-term substitute in World History during the 2014-15 school year. He also completed his student teaching at John Marshall and attributes much of his success to football coach in civics teacher Joe Sturgill, who served as his cooperating teacher.

However, his roots are at Edison and he graduated from EHS in 2009 and West Liberty University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Comprehensive Social Studies Education. During his young teaching career, Lesnansky has developed a teaching and coaching philosophy based on improvement and accountability and his favorite part of teaching is exposing his students to new cultures and ways of life. While at EHS, he has taught geography, citizenship, civics, current events, high school and junior high American History and junior high World History.

Lesnansky is also an active member of the school athletic program, coaching soccer for three years after playing the sport himself while a student at EHS and competing as the varsity goaltender for three seasons. He served as assistant coach during the 2016 and 2017 seasons before taking over as head coach this past fall. He also serves as the statistician for the baseball team after taking over those duties last season.

He married Catalina Burke on Dec. 26, 2018, and in his free time enjoys traveling. Recent trips include Nevada, Arizona and Zion National Park in Utah.