Drew Allsopp

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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
What Happens When You Take the “Independent” Out of Independent Chartering Board
Maine and Hawaii are two of 17 states with an independent chartering board (ICBs). ICBs are a type of charter school authorizer often called a state charter commission. Where they...
Rebuilding Our “Love Bubble” To Take Care of Our Charter School Community
This piece was written by Arthur Samuels, Executive Director, Pagee Cheung, Principal, Princess Francois, Assistant Principal of Math & Science, and Dwayne James, Social Worker & Director of Diversity, Equity,...
Social Emotional Learning: The Missing Puzzle Piece in South Carolina Charter Schools
This blog post was written by Campbell Mims and Wendy Ward from the South Carolina Public Charter School District. The pandemic has changed everything in the lives of South Carolina Public Charter School...