Associate Policy Director for Charter School Policy at the Foundation for Excellence in Education
Nominee: Rob Riordan
Sam Duell is an associate policy director for charter school policy at the Foundation for Excellence in Education. Previously, Sam was a managing director at the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center, where, among other education infrastructure projects, he focused on building the capacity of charter school authorizers. Before joining the Resource Center, Sam was a special education teacher, a school administrator, a central office administrator and the executive director of school choice at the Oklahoma State Department of Education, where he oversaw charter schools.
A native of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Sam earned a bachelor’s from the University of Colorado Boulder and a master’s from UC Berkeley. He and his family live in Oklahoma City.