Contributor Columns

CharterFolk Contributor Alex Johnston – Does Fundraising Feel Like the Biggest Drag On Your Joy and Your Impact as a Social Entrepreneur? Are You Ready to Try Something Different?

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Alex Johnston, the president and founder of Building Impact Partners.  I provide Alex’s bio below. Alex Johnston is the president and founder of Building Impact Partners, a philanthropy advising practice that has helped its clients give away over $1 billion since its

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CharterFolk Contributors Kirsten Carr and James Dent – Innovative Blended Learning at Work

Hello CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a co-authored contributor column from Kirsten Carr, the Director of Engagement and Partnerships for Navigator Schools, and James Dent, co-founder and the Chief Academic Officer of Navigator Schools. They have written an interview column with Kirsten posing questions, designed to highlight key aspects of Navigator’s student-led classrooms,

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CharterFolk Contributor Rashaun Kemp – Charter School Leaders of Color Fill a Crucial Advocacy Role

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Rashaun Kemp, the Senior Director of Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement at the National Charter Collaborative (NCC). I provide Rashaun’s bio below. Rashaun is the Senior Director of Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement at the National Charter Collaborative, where he is focused on amplifying

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CharterFolk Contributor Lydia Hoffman – What Would it Take for More Charter Schools to Improve the Educational Experiences of Diverse Learners?

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Lydia Hoffman, a partner at the Charter School Growth Fund. I provide Lydia’s bio below. Lydia is a partner at the Charter School Growth Fund (CSGF), a national nonprofit that identifies the country’s best public charter schools, funds their expansion, and helps

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CharterFolk Contributor Kathleen Hermsmeyer – Flex-Based Schools Should be the Most Popular School Model in America Today. Why isn’t it?

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Dr. Kathleen Hermsmeyer, Superintendent for Springs Charter Schools. I provide Kathleen’s bio below. Dr. Kathleen Hermsmeyer founded California’s largest county-wide benefit charter school, River Springs, in 2005 and serves as the Superintendent of this charter, along with five other charters serving in total

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