Troy M. Andersen
Candidate for School Board, Gloucester Point District

Personal/Educational Background & Information

I am a proud product of Gloucester County Public Schools.  I attended the county’s schools from first through 12th grade.  In 1999, I graduated from Randolph-Macon College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies.  I continued my education at Christopher Newport University where I received a Master of Science degree in 2004 in Environmental Science.  

In 2010 I graduated from the Leadership Institute of the Virginia Peninsula. This immersive and intensive 10-month program helped me refine my leadership skills and further developed my knowledge of the region’s history, challenges, and future growth opportunities, effectively setting the stage for my time on the school board. I rely heavily on these skills to ensure effective implementation of the mission, vision and core values outlined in the GCPS Comprehensive Plan.

I have been married to my wife Melissa for 21 years.  We are the proud parents of 3 children; our oldest graduated from GHS in 2022 and just completed her first year at William & Mary where she was named to the Dean’s List both semesters; our middle child begins at GHS this fall where she hopes to further develop her artistic talents; our youngest starts at Page Middle School this fall and wants to learn more about ecosystems and advanced math.

Related Work Experience

From 2003 through 2012 I worked for the Department of Defense in a variety of capacities. At the end of my tenure, I oversaw a fast-paced group tasked with dealing with decreased operational budgets in the Civil Engineer community and allocating funding in a smarter manner for a variety of program areas.  Several of these program areas are very similar to those tied to the mission of the School Board.  They included space management/utilization, energy conservation, community planning and capital asset optimization.  

I currently serve as the Assistant Field Office Supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Virginia Field Office.  In this capacity, I develop and implement annual work plans, budgets, accomplishment reports, and other administrative reports; anticipate change; and analyze/evaluate information and ideas for new programs, projects, and procedures for incorporation into office programs.

Future Goals

I intend to continue my focus on helping grow Gloucester County Public Schools’ career and technical education programs to ensure the district is creating students that are college or career ready.

Additionally, I will work diligently to attract and retain top quality teachers, administrators, and support staff by focusing on maintaining GCPS as a great employer to work for and continue to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to help steer the division to greatness.