Andrew Spar - Secretary Treasurer
Andrew Spar was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City where he attended public schools. After earning his bachelors in Music Education from the Ohio State University, Andrew began teaching music at Turie T. Small Elementary School in Daytona Beach. While at Turie T. Small, a school where 90% of its students live in poverty, Andrew served as the school’s steward.
Andrew currently serves as President of the Volusia Teachers Organization. A post he was elected to in May of 2003. In this position, Andrew has been working hard to increase the voice of teachers and workers in our public schools. He has negotiated 12 contracts, handled numerous grievances and arbitrations and advocated for members and working families in Volusia County. During his tenure, membership has grown from just under 60% to 73% and has maintained that level of membership for nearly a decade.
Andrew also serves on various committees and taskforces for the American Federation of Teachers and as Treasurer of the Volusia/Flagler Central Labor Council. He also served on the Executive Board of the Florida AFL-CIO and spent 8 years on the Executive Cabinet of the Florida Education Association. On January 30, 2016, Andrew was elected by the Florida AFL-CIO Executive Board to the positon of Secretary/Treasurer.
Andrew resides in Ormond Beach with his beautiful wife Vernell and their two daughters.