Elizabeth Saunders

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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
For Charter School Renewal, It’s About Active Listening
NACSA’s 2021 Supplemental Renewal Guidance encourages authorizers to approach COVID-era renewals with both an equity and high-quality accountability lens. The guidance offers sample questions and responses for authorizers, but is...
NACSA’s Four Recommendations for Improving the Charter School Program (CSP) State Entity Grant
The Charter Schools Program (CSP) is one of the few levers the federal government plays in charter schooling around the country. To date, the program has put more than $5...
NACSA Names Courtney Hughley as Vice President of Communications
Karega Rausch, president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), announced today that Courtney Hughley joins NACSA as vice president of communications.  “I’m honored to join...