Andrew Campanella

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About Andrew

Andrew Campanella has served as president of National School Choice week since 2012.

An enthusiastic advocate for educational opportunity, Andrew has led National School Choice Week during a time of remarkable growth. From 150 events in 2011 to 21,000 in 2017, National School Choice Week has quickly become the world’s largest education related public awareness effort.

In support of National School Choice Week’s positive and inclusive mission, Andrew and the talented National School Choice Week team have forged partnerships with tens of thousands of schools, homeschool groups and organizations – while helping to plan and promote some of the most iconic education events in history.

Before joining the National School Choice week team, Andrew served as national director of communications for the Alliance for School Choice and its affiliate, the American Federation for Children. In this role, Andrew managed large-scale public education campaigns to support school choice program implementation in Arizona, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, and Ohio. In addition, he was the lead media relations strategist during the successful fight for Congressional reauthorization of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.

Previously, Andrew served as national director of teacher recruitment and communications for the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence. While at ABCTE, Andrew developed partnerships with more than two dozen school districts; recruited 3,500 career-changers to become public school teachers; and successfully expanded teacher licensure policies in Florida, Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi, New Hampshire, and Utah.

Andrew grew up in southern New Jersey and attended traditional public schools from grades K- 12.  He graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. and currently lives in Blue Mountain Beach, Florida.

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Andrew is a respected commentator on television, on the radio, and in newspapers and magazines. Here’s a sampling of some of Andrew’s recent media appearances.


National School Choice Week

Serving as president of National School Choice Week has been the highlight of Andrew’s career in education. Held every January, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for children and families – from traditional public schools to public charter schools, magnet schools, online academies, private schools and homeschooling. School Choice Week provides an opportunity for everyone to celebrate school choice where it exists, or demand it where it doesn’t! The Week is focused around positive, celebratory events. Anyone can plan an event, and every event counts!

Leading the News: 25 Years of Education Coverage

How does the news media cover education? Do local newspapers and television programs provide more coverage of schools than the national press? Has coverage of education declined, or has it increased, over 25 years. 

In Leading the News: 25 Years of Education Coverage, Andrew provides answers to these questions – and more. This report, released as independent research through Campanella Media and Public Affairs, is the nation’s first-ever comprehensive report to evaluate news coverage of education issues.

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Andrew R. Campanella
Post Office Box 2549
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459

Office: 850-622-1941
Cell: 202-276-1303

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To schedule a media interview with Andrew, contact Shelby Tankersley with National School Choice Week at