Leaders Alumni

Alumni from the NACSA Leaders Program are equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to manage the challenges authorizers face in aligning their agency’s policies and practices with NACSA’s Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing and advocate for policy that supports quality authorizing.

Drew Allsopp

2015 NACSA Leader

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Carly Bolger

2012 NACSA Leader

Consultant

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Mary Bradley

2014 NACSA Leader

Executive Director, Chicago Public Schools, Office of Innovation and Incubation

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Nicki Brisson

2015 NACSA Leader

Executive Director, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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Steve Canavero, Ph.D.

Board Treasurer
2012 NACSA Leader

State Superintendent for Public Instruction, Nevada Department of Education

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John H. Carwell, Jr.

2012 NACSA Leader

Education Associate, Delaware Department of Education

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Darlene Chambers, Ph.D.

2013 NACSA Leader

Executive Director, Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools

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Robert Compton

2015 NACSA Leader

Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services, South Carolina Public Charter School District

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Jarett Fields

2015 NACSA Leader

Education Policy Analyst, Milwaukee Common Council

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David Frank

2016 NACSA Leader

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Sagar Gokhale

2014 NACSA Leader

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Gail Ann Greely

2012 NACSA Leader

Director II, CARSNet–Charter Authorizers Regional Support Network, Alameda County Office of Education

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David Greenberg

2012 NACSA Leader

Director of Charter School Authorizing, Audubon Center of the North Woods

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José Cole-Gutiérrez

Board Member
2013 NACSA Leader

Director, Charter Schools Division, Los Angeles Unified School District

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Rich Haglund

2016 NACSA Leader

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Joshua Halsey 

2014 NACSA Leader

Executive Director, Washington State Charter School Commission

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Ethan Hemming

2013 NACSA Leader

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Kristin Hines 

2014 NACSA Leader

Director, Office of Education Innovation, Office of Mayor Gregory A. Ballard

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Bonnie Holliday 

2013 NACSA Leader

Executive Director, State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia

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Natasha Howard

2013 NACSA Leader

Managing Director of Program, SUNY Charter Schools Institute

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Thomas Hutton

2015 NACSA Leader

Executive Director, Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission

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Lauren Iannuccilli

2016 NACSA Leader

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Shenita Johnson

2016 NACSA Leader

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Gerry Kettenbach

2016 NACSA Leader

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Loretta White-Khaalid 

2014 NACSA Leader

Executive Administrative Officer, Charter and Contract Schools Office of Prince George’s County Public Schools

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Robert Kimball

2013 NACSA Leader

Sr. Director of Operations & Policy, Grand Valley State University Charter Schools Office

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Maya Lagana

2015 NACSA Leader

Senior Manager of Accountability, Denver Public Schools

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Harold Lee 

2014 NACSA Leader

Director, Office of Charter Schools for the New Jersey Department of Education

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Daree Lewis

2013 NACSA Leader

Program Officer, Robin Hood Foundation

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Jennifer Lopez

2013 NACSA Leader

Managing Director of Strategic Growth, Generation Teach

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Molly McGraw Healy

2012 NACSA Leader

Director of Charter School Authorizing, University of St. Thomas

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Roger McKeague

2012 NACSA Leader

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Nora Meah

2013 NACSA Leader

Talent Business Partner, Swipely

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Joel E. Medley

2012 NACSA Leader

Head of Charter School, NC Virtual Academy

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Mark Michael 

2013 NACSA Leader

Director, Office of School Sponsorship at the Ohio Department of Education

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Mark Modrcin

2015 NACSA Leader

Project Manager – Strategic Partnerships, Tulsa Public Schools

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Colleston Morgan, Jr. 

2014 NACSA Leader

Chief Strategy Officer, Orleans Parish School Board

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Jennifer Nagourney 

2012-2013 NACSA Fellow
2014 NACSA Leader

Executive Director, Charter School Office of the Delaware Department of Education

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Corey Northrop

2016 NACSA Leader

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Kathy Padian

2012 NACSA Leader

Partner, TenSquare

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Sean Perkins

2016 NACSA Leader

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Katie Poulos

2016 NACSA Leader

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Dana Reed 

2014 NACSA Leader

Assistant Superintendent for Performance Standards, South Carolina Public Charter School District

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Jennifer Robison

2015 NACSA Leader

Associate Director – Education Division, Buckeye Community Hope Foundation

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Amy Ruck-Kagan

2012 NACSA Leader

Executive Director, Philadelphia Charters for Excellence

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Marian Schutte

2015 NACSA Leader

Executive Director, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board

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Aarti Sharma

2016 NACSA Leader

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Earl Simms

2015 NACSA Leader

St. Louis Director, University of Missouri’s Office of Charter School Operations

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Lori Sommer

2016 NACSA Leader

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Tess Stovall

2015 NACSA Leader

Director of Charter School Accountability and Policy, Tennessee State Board of Education

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Carol Swann

2016 NACSA Leader

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Wendy Swanson Choi

2015 NACSA Leader

Executive Director, Novation Education Opportunities

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Kisha Verdusco

2013 NACSA Leader

Director of Charter Schools, Detroit Public Schools

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Adrienne Woods

2013 NACSA Leader

Director, Office of Charter Schools at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

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Rashida Young

2016 NACSA Leader

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