Varsity Boys' Track
Assistant Coach: Nathaniel Cabot | profile
Assistant Coach: Natasha Huggins | profile
Andrew Brescia | profile
Born and raised overseas, Andrew Brescia taught English at five different independent schools over 17 years, worked in direct sales, and taught at a public middle school before coming to Lawrence to serve as its communications director in 2000. After 10 years as the chief writer and editor of all school publications, including the Web site, Mr. Brescia returned to the classroom to serve Lawrence Academy's international students by teaching English as a Second Language, earning his TEFL certificate from Boston Academy of English in 2012. Mr. Brescia coaches wrestling and girls’ tennis and helps to supervise students in Loomis House. Four times during his career, he has received formal accolades as an innovative classroom teacher. In addition to his teaching, he has served as an English chair, curriculum committee chair, and coach of racket and running sports. In the early 1980s, he integrated computers into his writing curriculum before going on to start two high-school chapters of Amnesty International and work as a freelance editor and writer who contributed a chapter to Healthy Choices, Healthy Schools (Avocus, 1992). In the aftermath of 9/11, he recorded a “personal diary” based on his having grown up in Kabul, Afghanistan, for a Boston–area NPR station, WBUR. In the spring of 2002, he represented Lawrence Academy at an international conference on classroom innovation held in Wuhan, China. After serving for four years as advisor to the Spectrum, the student-run newspaper at Lawrence, he began serving as the director of the Independent Immersion Program, and in 2014 he launched a satellite IIP at Stanford University. Mr. Brescia lives in New Hampshire with his wife, Dawn, and they have three grown sons: Joshua, Thomas ’07, and Nathan ’05. Mr. Brescia has also served as the photographer and public information director on the board of directors of a NH nonprofit.