Contributor Columns

CharterFolk Contributor Christine Ferris – Small Schools

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Christine Ferris, Executive Director, Highline Academy Charter Schools. Christine provides this vignette from a larger writing project she is completing and would appreciate any feedback CharterFolk would like to provide. I provide Christine’s bio below. Christine Ferris has been the Executive Director of

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CharterFolk Contributor Caprice Young – The Movement Matures, Matters Even More

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Caprice Young, Ed.D., President, Education Growth Group. I provide Caprice’s bio below. Dr. Young is an experienced transformational executive and superintendent with proven leadership in board governance and C-level roles. Raised in a foster family, she has committed her life to improving

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CharterFolk Contributors Jose Perez and Joe Nathan:  A Plea to Build on Students’ Strengths and Change the World

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Jose Perez and Joe Nathan. A Plea to Build on Students’ Strengths and Change the World Whether it’s high school students successfully challenging their state and bringing millions to students laid off because of the pandemic, or elementary students designing and building

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CharterFolk Contributor John Armbrust – Austin Achieve:  Celebrating a Decade and Learning From Our Scholars and Families How to Best Serve the Community

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from John Armbrust, Founder and CEO of Austin Achieve Public Schools. Austin Achieve Public Schools is a tuition-free, open-enrollment public charter school preparing Austin youth to attend and excel at top universities. Austin Achieve is no stranger to the CharterFolk movement. Founder and

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CharterFolk Contributor Jay Artis–Wright – Take 60 Seconds Tomorrow to Support Philadelphia Charters, the AACSC, and FCCS

Good morning CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Jay Artis-Wright, Executive Director of the Freedom Coalition for Charter Schools.  I provide Jay’s bios below. Jay Artis-Wright is the executive director of the Freedom Coalition for Charter Schools (FCCS) an organization established in 2019 to bring the voices of Black and

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CharterFolk Contributor Anthony D. Wilson, II – The Five Power Moves Every Advocacy-Forward CMO Must Make

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Anthony D. Wilson, the founding Executive Director of Equity in Education. I provide Anthony’s bio below. Anthony Wilson is the founding Executive Director of Equity in Education, a nonprofit advocacy organization designed to help create the community and political conditions to ensure

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CharterFolk Contributor Andrew Broy – Busting the Myth: Charter Schools Can Secure Major Policy Wins in Deep Blue States

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Andrew Broy, the President of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS). I provide Andrew’s bio below. Andrew is an advocate. He serves as President of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS), a statewide advocacy and charter school support organization serving

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