Getting to Know: Andy Lawson

FullSizeRenderLegendary middle school history teacher Andy Lawson picked “Warrior Scarlett” as his favorite book. (Photo by REGAN OLIVER)

By Regan Oliver
Gazebo Staff Writer

Middle school history teacher Andy Lawson is in his 43rd year as a teacher at Stratford. He said this is going to be his last year teaching, but he has said that before.

Mr. Lawson estimated he has taught more than 3,000 students in more than four decades of teaching.

During the summers, Mr. Lawson enjoys traveling to different countries. He has been to more than two dozen different countries and plans to travel once he retires.

The Gazebo staff asked him to list his top five books. He said the following were his favorites:

warrior-scarlet-cover1. “Warrior Scarlet” by Rosemary Sutcliff

2. “One Writer’s Beginnings” by Eudora Welty

3. “West With the Night” by Beryl Markham

4. “Three Junes” by Julia Glass

5. “Truman” by David McCullough