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Former Lowell High School counselor releasing new book
Former Lowell High School counselor releasing new book

LOWELL, Mich.—Lowell High School’s first director of guidance and counseling has released a new book.

Hans Andrews’ new book, "Recognition vs. Merit Pay For Our Best Teachers"  focuses on why recognition programs are more meaningful and accepted by excellent teachers over merit pay plans.  According to Andrews, research finds merit pay plans fail and only 50 percent of K-12 schools in the U.S. have instituted any type of recognition for their best teachers.  Andrews says every exceptional teacher should receive a special ‘thank you’ from their boards and administrators, and teachers, administrators and boards need to work together to make this happen.

Andrews previously served as vice president of instruction for Illinois Valley Community College, president of Olney Central College and the first full-time guidance and counseling director at Lowell High School.  He is retired and now lives in Ottawa, Illinois with his wife. 

This is Andrews’ seventh book. “Recognition vs. Merit Pay For Our Best Teachers” will be available in book stores and on Amazon through the Matilda Press.