SOURCE: Illinois Network of Charter Schools

Illinois Network of Charter Schools

December 19, 2013 18:38 ET

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools Appoints Adam Rogalski as Director of Advocacy and Policy Leadership

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) welcomes Adam Rogalski as the organization's new Director of Policy and Advocacy Leadership. In his new role, Adam focuses on district and state-level advocacy and legislative affairs, as well as school-level data and policy analysis.

"INCS is truly fortunate to welcome Adam to the team at this critical point in Illinois' charter public school movement," said Andrew Broy, President of INCS. "His knowledge of the education sector and deep legislative and advocacy experience at the national level will expand INCS' reach and influence in our key initiatives as we continue to advocate for fair funding and work with district and state leaders toward solutions to pressing challenges facing charter schools." 

Mr. Rogalski is a political veteran and brings a wealth of knowledge and national education and legislative experience to the Illinois charter sector. Prior to INCS, Adam served as the national political director for the American Federation for Children (AFC), a leading national advocacy organization promoting school choice. There he managed national political activities, guided state advocacy efforts, and founded AFC's campaign training schools series.

From 2006-2009, Rogalski was the associate political director for All Children Matter (ACM) where he developed strategy for political engagement, led research efforts and provided grassroots support to campaigns across the country. He also served as a clerk and aide to a former Michigan state senator from 2003-2006. 

At INCS, Mr. Rogalski is responsible for a wide range of work. He leads a team to advocate for strong charter policies at the district and state level. He is responsible for the implementation and execution of INCS's policy, advocacy, and research efforts. And he spearheads the design and implementation of grassroots strategies and events to mobilize charter school parents, families, and supporters to take meaningful action on local and state issues and advocate for priority legislation.

"I'm thrilled to join the dedicated and hardworking team at INCS," said Adam. "It is a tough climate both politically and fiscally for public education in Illinois, but after listening to charter school parents and meeting with passionate education leaders and elected officials, I look forward to the opportunity and challenges that lie ahead. At the end of the day, it's about students. They are our future and it is our collective responsibility to ensure they have access to good schools and a quality education."

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) seeks to improve education by establishing and supporting high-quality charter public schools that transform lives and communities. As the voice of Illinois charter public schools, INCS advocates for legislation on behalf of the charter sector, provides support to strengthen charter public schools, and influences education policy for the benefit of all public school students.

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