CharterFolk X

CharterFolk X, Vol 15 – Delia Kumabe, Summing Up a Vision for Our Entire Movement in Just Three Letters

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today I am delighted to recognize Delia Kumabe, Founder and Instructional Coach of EJE Academies in El Cajon, California as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. Some of you may remember how in last week’s CharterFolk Extraordinaire recognition of Caitlin Ritter I highlighted that many CharterFolk’s commitment to education grows out of being part of families

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CharterFolk X Vol 14 – Caitlin Ritter, Ringing the Bell Across Generations

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today it’s our pleasure to recognize Caitlin Ritter, Math Teacher at Concord Academy in Boyne Michigan as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. I came across Caitlin’s story reviewing a series of articles about charter school teachers published by MAPSA, Michigan’s charter school association. In the series, the Association highlights the great efforts of five charter

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CharterFolk X Vol 13 – Roger Brainerd and Judith Jones, Tag-Teaming a Movement Into Existence in Maine

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today I am delighted to recognize Roger Brainerd and Judith Jones, two people who have tag-teamed Maine’s charter school movement into existence, as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. It’s not often you can find tangible artifacts showing CharterFolk playing critical roles all the way back to the very beginning of a movement. But there we

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CharterFolk X Vol 12 – Chris Ferris, Building Our Community Everywhere She Goes

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today it is our distinct pleasure to recognize Chris Ferris, Executive Director of Highline Academy Charter Schools, as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. It doesn’t take much effort to find evidence of the remarkable contribution Chris is making to our movement. Just look at her Executive Director introduction on the Highline website where she states:

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CharterFolk X Vol 11 – Danielle West-Augustin, Stepping Up Even More for Kids and Families During the Pandemic

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today we’re delighted to recognize Danielle West-Augustin, Chief Academic Officer and Director of Queen City Academy Charter School in Plainfield New Jersey, as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. As Harry Lee, CEO of the New Jersey Public Charter School Association, describes Danielle’s remarkable leadership: In terms of showing how the entire charter school community in

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CharterFolk X Vol 7 – Elaine Swafford, “As it Turns Out, It’s Not Really a Job.”

Good Morning, CharterFolk. This week I’m delighted to recognize Elaine Swafford, Executive Director of Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. Elaine has contributed so much to the charter school movement, starting of course with her work at Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, which has blazed trails helping more girls excel in STEM fields. In the

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