Aarti Sharma

Aarti Sharma

2016 NACSA Leader

Director, Georgia State Department of Education

Aarti Sharma is the Director of the Charter Schools Division at the Georgia State Department of Education, where she works with about 115 charter schools. Prior to working with the Georgia Department of Education, she founded a project in Atlanta providing court-involved youth with special education and school disciplinary legal representation through an Equal Justice Works Fellowship. Aarti started her career in education as a teacher in Liberty City, Miami.

Aarti is an honors graduate of Emory University School of Law, where she worked on the International Law Review.


Most Recent Posts
Authorizing by the Numbers
We spend plenty of time talking about the why and how of our work, as we seek to ensure more high-quality, innovative, and equitable educational opportunities for children. But every...
Supplementing, Not Replacing: How Multiple Measures Work
We can hope (or imagine) that all students come to school every day on grade level, ready to learn. But the reality is, some students have been totally or partially...
NACSA Statement on the Department of Education’s Final Regulations for CSP
After reading the more than 300 pages of final Charter Schools Program grant competition criteria and regulations, we thank the Department for listening and taking seriously concerns raised by many...