Andrew (Drew) O’Connell was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and is the son of an elementary school teacher and carpenter. Since starting his educational career in 2005, he has served both middle and high school as a science teacher, academic intervention specialist, AVID teacher, assistant principal, and principal. Drew has worked closely with students and families in Seattle, Washington, and Cleveland Heights, Ohio school districts. He is excited to join the Bellevue School District as the Director of Student Life.

As the new Director of Student Life, Drew will support BSD students by working with staff, families and the community to center and amplify our students’ voices, concerns, needs, and strengths. Drew will work to increase equitable access to information, programs and services within the district, along with helping students navigate the school system.


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The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.