Sam Duell

National Policy Director

Sam Duell is the National Policy Director for yes. every kid. Prior to leading policy development and design at yes. every kid., Duell was a public school teacher, administrator, and leader in a state education agency. Sam’s policy experience includes reviewing, amending, and drafting education legislation for more than 15 states. 

Some of his previous areas of policy focus include public school enrollment, charter schools, and parent-teacher compacts. Additionally, Sam has experience writing, reviewing, and managing grants for nonprofits, and advised seven states over four years to receive $325 million in grant awards. 

He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Sam lives with his family in Oklahoma City.