Fellow Profiles

Andrew Lukov-1

School Type


Grade Levels


Student Enrollment



South Philadelphia


M.S. Elementary Education,
Administrative Certification,
Chestnut Hill College


Vocational Administrative Director Certification,
PA Association of Career & Technical Administrators


B.S. Psychology,
University of Pittsburgh

Andrew Lukov

Principal, Southwark School
School District of Philadelphia
2020 Neubauer Fellow

“I became a Neubauer Fellow to continue my professional growth as an educator so that I may serve my students and community in stronger ways.”

Andrew has served as the principal of Southwark School since 2013. Under his leadership, Southwark School achieved an increase of 16.5% in the percentage of students at Proficient/Advanced levels on the English Language Arts (ELA) Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and a 12.2% increase in Math PSSA.  Southwark School achieved three consecutive years of improvement on the Overall School Progress Report (SPR) and was designated as a Model School for Climate in 2017 and in 2018.


Andrew has been an educator since 1999.  Prior to becoming a principal, Andrew served as an English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher, ESOL manager and high school assistant principal.  Andrew graduated, with distinction as a Principal Fellow, from RELAY’s National Principals Academy Fellowship and in 2017, Andrew received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Principal Leadership.  In 2019-2020, Andrew was a participant in the Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders Aspiring Assistant Superintendent Academy.  Andrew grew up in Philadelphia, PA.

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