Teacher, Instructor, Acting Coach, and Mentor of Middle and High School Students and Adults

“The name is Bond, Andrew Bond.”

Andrew teaching at the retreat.
Andrew teaching at the EpicWrite 2017 Summer Writing Retreat at Hood Canal. (Photo by Katherine Grace Bond, ©2017)

A Washington State Certificated Teacher in History, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Drama for 6th through 12th graders, Andrew is known as an innovative and rigorous teacher, and for developing a quick rapport with his students and colleagues. His students find him encouraging, friendly, and welcoming. He currently teaches in Snohomish Country, where he advocates for equity, PBIS, SIOP, I/PBL; and LGBTA, AS, and other marginalized students.

Andrew as Dubh "Slipper" MacDonough, the Pirate
Andrew as the B.O.O.M. Privateer, Dubh “Slippers” MacDonnchadh. (Photo courtesy of Richard Doyle, ©2017)

Andrew has many years of experience on stage. He does character coaching for actors preparing for auditions and scene work. His students have appeared at the 5th Avenue Awards. He teaches acting courses in the Continuing Education Program at Bellevue College. He is the dramaturg for, and an actor, a certified advanced black-powder gunner, an historical artifacts expert, and an officer with the Brotherhood of Oceanic Mercenaries (B.O.O.M), a privateer-themed fight show/historical reenactment entertainment troupe which performs up and down the West Coast.

An award-winning actor and a writer, he is one of the EpicWrite StoryCraft instructors and serves on their Board of Directors. He has worked with teens in drama and writing programs for many years. Andrew teaches annually at the EpicWrite Summer Writing Retreat on Hood Canal.

“Safety, Professionalism, and Fun” is Andrew’s motto in the classroom and on the stage. In his personal life, he mixes the order up a bit.

“Andrew developed positive relationships with students, engaging them in innovative lessons that were student led.” D. Marks, Skyview Junior High, Northshore School District

“Andrew is held in high regard by educators, students, and parents. His commitment to excellence is admirable and his love for teaching and learning is contagious.” J. Ely, International School, Bellevue School District