Andrea Thomas-Reynolds, Ed.D.
Vice President of State and Federal Initiatives
Dr. Andrea Thomas-Reynolds is vice president for state and federal initiatives of Insight Education Group. She is responsible for expanding Insight’s partnerships and the administration of the Empowering Educators to Excel (E3) program funded through the US Department of Education's Teacher and School Leader (TSL) grant.
Prior to joining Insight, Andrea served as founder of an educational consulting firm that provided coaching and transitional leadership support to start-up charter schools and educational service providers. In her most recent assignment, she served as president and chief of network growth at an education management organization. In this role, she prioritized student achievement in partnership schools, formed collaborative relationships with school boards, developed back-office education support services for student and staff recruitment, and supported the growth of school leaders in site-based management.
In addition, she has worked in various leadership positions in the PK-12 industry. She served as regional general manager with Pearson North America and with a national education management group. As chief executive officer of the Algiers Charter Schools Association and former Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grantee, she developed a consultative approach to working with school leaders and staff that contributed to growth in student achievement and staff effectiveness. Today, several of these staff members are now in various leadership roles as principals, district leaders, charter school executives, and superintendents.
One of Andrea’s core beliefs is that every student should receive a high-quality education and solid foundation in 21st-century skills that successfully prepares them to pursue their post-secondary interests.
Andrea earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University, a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola University of New Orleans and a master’s degree in community economic development from Southern New Hampshire University. She earned her Ed.D. in the Mid-Career Doctorate Program at the University of Pennsylvania in educational leadership and organizational management.