Elizabeth Saunders

Elizabeth Saunders

2021 NACSA Leader

Instructional Director, Prince George’s County Public Schools

Elizabeth Saunders serves as an Instructional Director for Charter Schools for Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland. She is the principal manager for thirteen charter school principals for the system’s twelve charter schools. She is also the Director of the Public Charter School Office. A large part of her role is planning, implementing, and facilitating the various aspects of the charter school authorization processes for new and existing charter schools. She has served in the school system as a First Grade Teacher, Assistant Principal and Elementary School Principal. On weekends, you will find her on a spin bike, practicing golf to improve, surfing the Internet to find information and reading (especially suspense fiction!)


Most Recent Posts
Closing the DEI Gap in Authorizing
According to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 68% of charter school students are students of color and nearly 59% come from lower-income households. Unfortunately, most educational organizations, including...
New School Application
What’s possible today? Who can start new, high-quality, innovative, and equitable schools? Is it possible for community members, talented educators, or the next generation of leaders to start a new...
Third Thursdays
NACSA provides professional development opportunities, online courses, resources, and publications that are specifically designed to help authorizers and other school leaders grow and network. Third Thursdays, an ongoing virtual learning...