Drew Allsopp

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
Closing the DEI Gap in Authorizing
According to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 68% of charter school students are students of color and nearly 59% come from lower-income households. Unfortunately, most educational organizations, including...
New School Application
What’s possible today? Who can start new, high-quality, innovative, and equitable schools? Is it possible for community members, talented educators, or the next generation of leaders to start a new...
Third Thursdays
NACSA provides professional development opportunities, online courses, resources, and publications that are specifically designed to help authorizers and other school leaders grow and network. Third Thursdays, an ongoing virtual learning...