Andrea Schmidt is an athletic administrator with over 15 years of teaching, coaching, and academic and athletic administrative experience at the high school and collegiate levels. She spent four years as the Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator in the athletic department at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and has spent the last four years working in high school athletic administration at St. Paul Academy and The Blake School in the Twin Cities. While working at the collegiate level, she was an active member of the National Association of Women Athletic Administrators, serving on multiple NACWAA committees and engaging in professional development opportunities via the organization. She currently serves as an advisor to the board members of the Minnesota Interscholastic Activities Administrators Association in respect to the work they’re doing to engage women coaches and administrators across the state. Andrea has been working diligently over the past few years to bring awareness to the lack of female representation in our high school athletic departments.
A staunch supporter of lifelong learning and modeling a healthy, active lifestyle, Andrea spends her time outside of the office playing softball, giving it her best on the golf course, taking on the role of captain on her family’s deck boat, and driving her kids from one activity to another. Of all the hats she wears, she most prefers that of “quiet mom who doesn’t bug her son’s coach about playing time”. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Community Health Education, Post-baccalaureate degree in Secondary Health Education, Master of Science in School Counseling, Master of Business Administration, and will be completing her Educational Specialist degree in May of 2020.