Kerry Flanagan

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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CharterFolk Contributors Christopher King and Janay Barnes – Character Development Is Not Fixed and We Can Measure Our Growth, While We Build It

Greetings, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Christopher King, Founder and CEO, WAM Academy and Janay Barnes, Marketing and Creative Partner, WAM Academy. I provide bios for each below. Meet Christopher King, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, professor, and WAM Academy’s (WAM) Founder and CEO who is revolutionizing mentorship.Combining his passion for

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WonkyFolk Vol 13 – The American Dream Lives at WonkyFolk

Greetings, CharterFolk! This week, Andy and I are talking with Nina Rees, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, regarding charter schools and the American Dream. Here is a link to the podcast. And for those of you who would prefer a video recording, we provide a link to YouTube as

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