Andrew Amore specializes in stakeholder engagement and grassroots communications. He provides a suite of services related to the design and execution of comprehensive public affairs campaigns for clients that have included education technology companies, education nonprofit organizations, and most recently Michelle Obama's When We All Vote voter registration campaign.
Andrew has spent his career at the intersection of education, politics, and stakeholder outreach leading local and national campaigns around educational equity issues both at The Opportunity Institute, a nonprofit he helped establish, and the Center for American Progress. Mr. Amore served as an advisor to Secretary Arne Duncan after receiving a presidential appointment to the U. S. Department of Education in 2009. At the Department he served as the liaison to the national teachers’ unions--the nation’s largest union with 3.2 million members—and built systems to bring stakeholders into federal and state policy-making and implementation processes.
He gained formidable organizing experience in 2008, after working as a field organizer in Colorado on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. He began his career as a high school social studies teacher in New York City. He served as a teacher for four years before joining the presidential campaign. He received a B.A. in secondary education from The College of St. Rose in Albany, New York, and an M.A. in political science from Columbia University in New York City.