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Drew Allsopp

2015 NACSA Leader

Director of Policy, Rhode Island Office of the Lt Governor

Drew Allsopp is the director of policy for Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Daniel J. McKee, leading and supporting initiatives in education, energy, small business development, and municipal government. Previously, Drew was charter school coordinator at the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), where he managed RIDE’s systems of charter school oversight and new school approval. Prior to joining RIDE, Drew was founding deputy director at Rhode Island Mayoral Academies, a nonprofit organization supporting the growth of diverse, mayor-led charter schools. Drew began his career as a high school teacher in New York City. He holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s degree from Brown University. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two sons, where he plays guitar and surfs as often as possible.


Most Recent Posts
Holding Up a Mirror: What to Expect at 2021 NACSA Virtual Leadership Conference for Charter School Authorizers
As educators, we need to recognize the significance of this moment for charter school authorizers. The pandemic has interrupted schooling for millions of children–widening achievement and opportunity gaps that we...
Wyoming Gets a New Authorizer Is the Headline, But There’s More to the Story
Last month we touched on a Wyoming bill, SF130, which created a new authorizing pathway in the state. But there is more to the bill that deserves to be highlighted: through a comprehensive overhaul, SF130...
Amid Change, Our Autonomy and Community Are Our Strength
This blog post was written by Dr. Sana Shaikh, who served until this spring as Director of School Operations at Rise Prep High School, an autonomous school in Springfield, Massachusetts. Rise...