Andy Mink has a passion for breathing new life into forgotten moments of time and how they can be used to learn and teach in ways that are creative, collaborative, and inspiring. He challenges all of us who have worked with him to bring forth new light on subjects across the curriculum and through the ages. He leads us on a journey of discovery that will empower and humanize us, as individuals and as part of organizations that define our life’s work. His reach of experience extends from the elementary student to the university scholar—all of whom learn new ways to ask questions, to develop solutions to complex issues, and to turn the tide of humanity toward a more humane and sustainable future.
I’ve worked with Andy Mink over the past decade and have the utmost respect for his and Mink’ED’s passion and abilities in escalating quality of the teaching of history in the K-12 classroom. His pioneering work at UVa’s Virginia Center for Digital History brought cutting-edge digital history scholarship and use of digital primary sources directly to classroom teachers. I have seen Mink’ED deftly manage large projects that connected multiple schools systems, universities, and consultants into a unified experience that raised the bar in education. Mink’ED is not afraid to thoughtfully apply state of the art solutions to real world problems in a way that works for teachers.
I have been fortunate to know and collaborate with Andy Mink for several years. He has a unique ability to bring together diverse minds and voices to a common teaching and learning table: school teachers, university professors, administrators, and museum curators, among others. Mink is fully committed to innovation and excellence in education across all levels, to successful teacher development, and to the collaborative creation of cutting-edge pedagogical methods and teaching materials.