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Crystal Andrews

 Crystal Andrews

Educator Licensure Program Manager


Crystal Andrews is the Director of Educator Licensure for the Montana Office of Public Instruction. She has been with the OPI since 2017 serving in various roles. In her current position, Crystal works hard to help educators obtain licensure in the state of Montana. Crystal played a key role in the development of the Administrative Rules of Montana revisions for Licensure. She prides herself in the work as it has opened doors for educators coming to our great state. Prior to joining the OPI Crystal was an elementary teacher for 12 years, having taught in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Montana. Crystal is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but has called Wolf Creek, Montana home since 2012.

Bekki Flanagan

 Bekki Flanagan

License Examiner


Bekki Flanagan is an Educator Licensure Specialist for the Montana Office of Public Instruction.
Bekki has been with the Office of Public Instruction for 31.5 years - the past 21.5 years in Educator Licensure.  When she is not working, she is spending time with her husband of 35 years and caring for her disabled daughter.

 

 

Lorri Weiss

 Lorri Weiss

License Examiner


Lorri Weiss is an Educator Licensure Specialist for the Montana Office of Public Instruction. Lorri has been with the Office of Public Instruction for 15 years. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs.


Virginia Sandin

 Virginia Sandin

License Examiner


Virginia Sandin is an Educator Licensure Specialist for the Montana Office of Public Instruction.
She has been with the OPI since 2019, serving in various roles. Virginia is a lifelong learner who loves to troubleshoot and find solutions. That is one reason she enjoys helping educators find a pathway to obtain their Montana license.
 
Virginia has a background in digital marketing, web development, and has worked in higher education as well as in other forms of public service. Fun fact - she earned a cosmetology diploma shortly after graduating high school. Outside of work she enjoys volunteering in the community and spending time with her family, especially exploring the Montana wilderness with her husband.