CharterFolk X

Final Round Voting for the 2021 CharterFolk of the Year Award

Thank you for your interest in voting in the final round for the CharterFolk of the Year Award. Below you will find the four finalists for the CharterFolk of the Year Award. Information about each of our nominees may be accessed at the CharterFolk X section of our website. You may also find additional information

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Voting for the 2021 CharterFolk of the Year Award

Thank you for your interest in voting for the CharterFolk of the Year Award. Below you will find the leaders who have been recognized as CharterFolk Extraordinaire this year and who are nominees for the CharterFolk of the Year Award. Information about each of our nominees may be accessed at the CharterFolk X section of

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CharterFolk X, Vol 30 – Kathleen Hermsmeyer, Forging Different Pathways for Serving Kids and Families and Communities

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today we are pleased to recognize Kathleen Hermsmeyer, CEO of Springs Charter Schools, as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. Kathleen has worked at Springs Charter Schools since the organization’s founding more than 15 years ago. Started as a single school by parents in the Inland Empire seeking instructional approaches different from those found in traditional

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CharterFolk X Vol 29, Dr. Blondean Davis – Taking Inspiration from Her Mother to Release Potential and Possibility in All Students

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today it is our honor to recognize Dr. Blondean Davis, CEO of Southland College Preparatory Charter High School and Superintendent of Matteson School District 162 in Richton Park Illinois, as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. At the ripe-old age of three, Dr. Davis declared that her life’s calling was to become an educator. She had

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CharterFolk X Vol 27 – Ramona Wilder, Black History Expressed in One Family’s Commitment to Education over Generations

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today it is our privilege to recognize Ramona Wilder, CEO of Wilder’s Preparatory Academy in Inglewood California, as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. The story of the founding of Wilder’s Prep is deeply rooted in the historical quest of Black people across generations to create educational opportunity for students who have been denied it previously.

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CharterFolk X Vol 26 – Margie Lopez-Waite, A Powerhouse Educator and Advocate Advancing Charter Schools and Bilingual Education For All

Español Good morning, CharterFolk. Today we are very pleased to recognize Margie Lopez-Waite, CEO of Las Américas ASPIRA Academy in Newark, Delaware, as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. Margie’s life journey shows how a powerhouse leader putting compelling vision and resiliency to work within the charter school movement can drive change improving public education for all kids and

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CharterFolk X Vol 26 – Margie Lopez-Waite, Una Poderosa Educadora y Defensora que Avanza las Escuelas Charter y la Educación Bilingüe Para Todos

English Buenos días, CharterFolk. Hoy nos complace reconocer a Margie Lopez-Waite, Directora Ejecutiva de la Academia de Las Américas ASPIRA en Newark, Delaware, como CharterFolk Extraordinaria. El viaje de la vida de Margie muestra cómo un líder poderoso que pone en práctica una visión convincente y resiliencia dentro del movimiento de las escuelas charters puede

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