A native of Westchester County, New York, Andrew Foglia comes from a family of educators. However, it was not until his two years at a Newark, New Jersey school as a member of Teach For America that he discovered the “profound injustices” in education that now drive him to found and lead a high-performing charter school. After his time with TFA, Andrew returned to school and earned a master’s in education, focused on education leadership, from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

Andrew joined Phoenix Academy in Chelsea, Massachusetts as a Leadership Fellow and Math Department Chair, overseeing school processes, supervising the math department, and improving upon data collection and use. He then became an assistant principal and math teacher at Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City. Under his tutelage, Andrew’s students performed in the top one percent and top two percent on the math and English language arts state assessments, respectively, across New York State.

Andrew now returns to the Empire State to found and lead an impactful charter school for the students of New York City.