Andrew is the President of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, a statewide advocacy and charter school support organization serving 152 charter campuses in Illinois that collectively educate more than 60,000 public school students. In three years, Andrew has grown the organization substantially and secured an 80% increase in annual revenue, including significant seven-figure gifts from major national funders. Working directly with legislative leadership, INCS supported the enactment of the Illinois Charter School Quality Act of 2011, which established an independent charter school authorizer. Prior to joining INCS, Andrew was the Associate State Superintendent for the State of Georgia. In that role, Andrew helped craft Georgia’s winning Race to the Top application and worked with legislative leadership to draft numerous education reform initiatives later enacted into law, including teacher evaluation reform, the Charter Commission Act, and elected school board reform. An attorney by training, Andrew was a civil rights litigator in the Atlanta office of Sutherland from 2001-2006 and specialized in school finance disputes, desegregation cases, and charter school law. Andrew has authored several amici briefs in United States Supreme Court cases, including cases challenging congressional authority to enact remedial civil rights statutes and a case involving the constitutionality of federal campaign finance reform. Andrew serves on a number of local and national boards and began his career as a high school teacher and a member of Teach for America. Andrew is an avid angler who lives in Chicago with his wife Keecia, three daughters (Simone, Malia, Noelle), and retired birddog, Redbone.