Andrew Thomas Hoyler

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Incumbent

Background

Andrew Hoyler attended Briar Woods High School, where he graduated in 2014 with a High School Diploma. He went on to graduate from Purdue University in 2017, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Professional Flight, with a minor in Organizational Leadership and Supervision [1, 2, 3, 6, 9]. Hoyler ran for the Loudoun County School Board in 2019, but lost to Leslee King by about 3000 votes. In August of 2021, King passed away due to complications from a heart procedure. The Board appointed Hoyler to fill this spot in October 2021 [3, 7]. Hoyler is running to represent Broad Run on the School Board [8].

Hoyler is currently a Commercial Airline Pilot for Southwest Airlines. From 2016 to 2018, Hoyler was a teacher at Purdue’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology. Hoyler volunteers as a member of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Auxiliary, serving as a mentor and Field Training Officer [1, 3, 6, 9].

Key Issues

COVID-19

Hoyler supports mask wearing in schools. Hoyler does not support the vaccine mandate for LCPS athletes and feels that athletes are being singled out with this mandate [3].

Mental Health

Hoyler wants schools to perform better when it comes to helping students deal with negative stressors in their lives. Hoyler supports Sources of Stregth, a youth suicide prevention program. Hoyler and LCPS have already worked towards this and are instituting free online therapy for students starting fall of 2022 [1, 3, 6].

Transportation

Hoyler wants to create walk zones for students to get to and from school. Hoyler also wants to close walk zones that are unsafe for students [1].

Education

Hoyler supports the VDOE literacy review to increase children’s literacy rates. Hoyler wants to increase academic opportunities for students; he supports the strategic plan that LCPS has instituted, a part of which is increasing elective and CTE (Career and Technical Education) offerings. Hoyler also wants to fix the current substitute teacher shortage. Working towards this, he advocates to remove the approximately 90 day wait period that Virginia requires retired teachers to wait before working as a substitute [1, 6].

Communication

Hoyler wants increased parent-school board communication. To work towards this, he hosted seven town halls in seven months [1].

Budget

Hoyler wants to increase the salary of certain LCPS positions such as special education teachers and bus drivers. He has ​​voted to implement bonuses for employees including our self contained special education teachers and assistants, and school nutrition workers. Hoyler supports increased funding for teacher resources. During the 2022-23 budget cycle, he was able to accelerate the replacement of aging equipment using year-end funds [1].

Social Programs

Hoyler wants to reduce extracurricular fees. He has voted to remove parking and athletics fees. Hoyler supports school lunch reform and wants these lunches to be available to all students, all year round. He advocated to land a Summer Meal Site in the Broad Run District, resulting in Farmwell Station hosting a site [1].

Endorsements

SpeedPro Imaging, Customizzed Promotional Products, Kristen Cornely Photography, Vizual Inc., Ashburn Kabob

Sources

1 Vote Hoyler
2 Loudoun County Public Schools
3 Loudoun Times
4 Twitter
5 Facebook
6 Ashburn Magazine
7 Loudoun Now
8 VPAP
9 LinkedIn
10 The Washington Post