He has 6 years of experience as a teacher teaching Middle and High School Math, Middle School Physical Science, 6th Grade Science, High School Physics, and Computer Science.
He attended a 2-week-long training by CRDG group of UH-Manoa in Pittsburgh, PA in 2004 for FAST and implemented it at a school with 92% FRL students in Reseda, CA which once had the highest crime rate in the nation. Among others, he also had Filipino students at this school. His students were inspired by this great program. One of his students, Stan Vishnevsky, went on to start one of the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley, Discord. Another one, Zarathustra E. Brady (Zeb), received the first gold medal from a charter school at The International Mathematical Olympiad. Zeb is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at MIT. Most recently, Andy has taught Algebra-1, Algebra-2, Geometry, and PreCalculus at Kalani High School. He holds a Hawaii Provisional Teaching License in Physics.
He is currently a Special Education Math Teacher and a Care Coordinator at Kalani High School, scheduling and conducting IEP meetings, re-evaluation meetings and processes, progress reports, coordinating special education services with vice principals, guidance counselors, behavior and health specialists, general and special education teachers and educational assistants. He received Chapter 60 training from HIDOE.
He served as a vice principal devising curricula at Magnolia Science Academy including technology integrated education. He was the key person in starting more than 10 Charter schools before. He served as the Chief of Staff at Magnolia Public Schools supervising all home office departments serving and managing 10 schools with Academics, Finance, HR, Operations and Compliance. He was the leading person preparing fiscal and financial policies and budgets for board approval and worked with experts at FCMAT. The policies he developed included segregation of duties, approval limits, procurement procedures, record keeping procedures and timelines, creating paper trails, human resources record keeping.
He hired more than 20 teachers and assistant principals and fired more than 5 employees in his years as a school administrator. He conducted over 100 teacher and school administrator evaluations. He attended a 3-day training by the Federal Department of Education on Title III regulations and reporting in 2015. He supervised the textbook adoption for Magnolia Publics Schools, a $1.3m project. He was also the leading administrator in applying and receiving more than $6m in grants from California Department of Education and Walton Family Foundation for Magnolia Public Schools and $1.2m for Kūlia Academy.
Mr. Gokce is also planning to be a parent at Kūlia Academy in its 4th year of operations by enrolling his son in the school.