Kerry Flanagan

CharterFolk Contributor Dan Effland – Seminar Is Our New, “Always-on” Professional Learning Community

Greetings, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Dan Effland, the Executive Director for Summit Atlas High School. We provide Dan’s bio below. After working for 10+ years as a professional musician based in Chicago, Dan was inspired by some incredible experiences working with young people in Chicago Public Schools to change paths

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CharterFolk Contributor Alan Washington – Future-Proofing Education: The Need to Advocate for Improved Charter School Facilities Funding

Greetings, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Alan Washington, President and CEO of Charter Schools Development Corporation. I provide Alan’s brief bio below. Alan Washington, President and CEO of Charter Schools Development Corporation (CSDC), has dedicated his life to helping underserved communities control and own their real estate, whether directing

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CharterFolk Contributor Allen Anderson – The Intersection of Politics and Education: A Charter Authorization Story

Greetings, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Allen Anderson, Pahara Fellow and former Board Chair at The Village Academy for Speech and Debate. I provide Allen’s bio below. Allen Anderson is the Vice President of Selection at Pahara Institute. In his role, Allen leads the vision-setting and strategy for identifying,

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CharterFolk Contributor Sebastian Cognetta – Trusting in Expertise and Empowering Innovation: A Dynamic Balance of Alignment and Autonomy

Greetings, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Sebastian Cognetta, Chief Executive Officer of Allegiance STEAM Academy (ASA) Thrive. I provide Sebastian’s brief bio below. Sebastian Cognetta is the Founding CEO of Allegiance STEAM Academy Charter Schools and holds a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from the USC Rossier School of

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CharterFolk Contributor William Hill – When A Good Authorizer Goes Bad

Greetings, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from William Hill, Executive Director of Rocketship Tennessee. I provide William’s bio below. William Hill is the Executive Director of Rocketship Tennessee. Will is an exceptional educator and school administrator who leads the team overseeing our Tennessee region and he also serves on Rocketship’s

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CharterFolk Contributor Sonia Park – Building Community for School Integration: DCSC at 10

Greetings, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Sonia Park, Executive Director of Diverse Charter Schools Coalition (DCSC). I provide Sonia’s brief bio below. Sonia C. Park believes in living in service. She has 20+ years as an experienced education reformer and accountability professional specializing in school-based, district, state and federal

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CharterFolk Contributor Jacqueline Elliot – Charter Schools Need to Speak Up: Here’s How We Find Our Voice

Greetings, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Jacqueline Elliot, Ed.D., President & CEO of  PUC National and Co-Founder of Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC Schools) in Los Angeles, CA. I provide Jacqueline’s bio below. Dr. Jacqueline Elliot, who currently serves as President and CEO of PUC National, emigrated to Los

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