Dr. Andrew Armagost has a unique background in education law, school finance, public policy and history. He currently serves as the Advocacy and Research Manager at the PA Assoc. of School Business Officials. Previously, he served as the Assistant Executive Director of the Education Committee in the Senate of Pennsylvania. Dr. Armagost successfully completed the requirements for his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at the Pennsylvania State University in addition to earning his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and B.S. in Education and Public Policy from Penn State.
During his graduate studies in educational administration, Dr. Armagost focused significantly on cross-disciplinary fields of education law, school finance and public policy and the intersection of these topics within the broader field of educational leadership. He has co-authored book chapters on legal literacy for urban school leaders and conducted research on the role and use of the fund balance in school district budget decisions. He is an active member of the Education Law Association and National Education Finance Academy. As an undergraduate and graduate student, Dr. Armagost served as teaching assistant for two courses, including "Teachers and the Law," focusing on court cases ranging from First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment to contract and collective bargaining agreements.
In addition to his graduate studies, educational leadership has been a cornerstone of his experiences working with state legislators, local school districts, attorneys, and university professors. As an undergraduate student, he gained district-level administrative experience in policy development, working with a Superintendent to propose updates to school district board policies. Currently, Dr. Armagost advises on numerous areas of education policy within early childhood education, K-12 education, career and technical education, and higher education.