Blue States

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 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 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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CharterFolk Contributor Herneshia Dukes – Charter Executives Crave Community, Professional Development, and Support.  Greenhouse E3 Provides Just That.

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Herneshia Dukes, Program Director for Greenhouse E3. I provide Herneshia’s bio below. Herneshia Dukes is the Program Director for Greenhouse E3. She previously served as the Executive Director of School Leadership for New Schools for New Orleans where her primary responsibility was

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WonkyFolk Vol 1 – Introducing WonkyFolk

Greetings, CharterFolk! Today I am delighted to announce a new partnership with Andy Rotherham.  Andy, as many CharterFolk already know, is one of the education reform world’s most respected leaders. In addition to having founded Bellwether, Andy serves on the Virginia State Board of Education and somehow finds enough time to keep writing Eduwonk, a

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CharterFolk X – Dr. Gary Stueven: A Servant Leader with a Passion for Quality Choices in Public Education

Greetings, CharterFolk! This morning we’re celebrating Dr. Gary Stueven, a charter school consultant and interim principal at Montessori Peaks Academy in Littleton, Colorado, as CharterFolk Extraordinaire. Gary was recently recognized with the Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award by the Colorado League of Charter Schools for his passion and dedication to charter schools, their leaders,

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CharterFolk Contributor Caprice Young – Some Secrets About the Founding Strategy of CCSA

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Caprice Young, Ed.D., the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) Founding CEO and President of the 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

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