Andrew Campanella is the president of National School Choice Week, the largest public awareness effort in the U.S. focusing on opportunity in K-12 education.
With the goal of informing parents of their school choice options, Andrew and the NSCW team work with more than 25,000 schools annually—along with thousands of organizations and homeschooling groups. Under Andrew’s leadership, NSCW has experienced remarkable growth, from 150 events and activities in 2011 to more than 51,000 in 2020.
Andrew is the author of the new book, The School Choice Roadmap: 7 Steps to Finding the Right School for Your Child, a guidebook that helps parents identify education environments that meet their children’s needs. (Beaufort Books, January 2020). The School Choice Roadmap is the winner of a National Parenting Product Award and a Mom's Choice Award.
Andrew regularly speaks at education and parent empowerment events. His education expertise has been quoted in or featured on CNN, C-SPAN, FOX Business,FoxNews.com, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, the Houston Chronicle, the Orlando Sentinel, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, along with thousands of local and regional newspapers, radio stations, television programs, and parenting blogs.
Prior to joining NSCW, Andrew served in senior-level positions at the American Federation for Children and the Alliance for School Choice. He grew up in southern New Jersey, graduated from American University in Washington, DC, and lives in Miami, Florida.
"School choice is not about making one big choice for all kids everywhere. It does not mean picking one type of school that should, or will, work perfectly for every child. Instead, school choice is personal. It means millions of individual parents, in thousands of unique communities, make individual choices for individual children."14 October 2021
"Sixty-three percent of parents in a poll we recently did said they have considered or are considering finding a new or different school for their child. Every child is unique, and all children learn differently. Some children might succeed at the neighborhood public school, while others might fit in better at a charter, magnet, online, private, or home learning environment. That's why school choice is important."14 October 2021