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Emily Paul

2019 NACSA Leader

Chief Program Officer, South Carolina Public Charter School District

Emily joined the SC Public Charter School District in 2015 as a coordinator of special education. Since then, she has advanced to the Director of Special Education, the Executive Director of School Operations, and now serves as the Chief Program Officer. In her current role, Emily is responsible for the implementation and oversight of all state and federal programs as well as the district’s access and equity initiatives.

Emily and her team walk the line between supporting schools as their LEA and engaging in accountability activities as their authorizer. Emily entered the charter world in one of SCPCSD’s charter schools, Lowcountry Montessori School. There, she developed the special education program in their opening year, started the school’s special education programs on a strong footing, and was recognized as the school’s teacher of the year. Prior to that, she worked as a special education teacher in South Carolina and in Ohio public schools.

Emily received her BS in special education from Miami University, in Oxford Ohio, and her Masters in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina.


Most Recent Posts
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
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Read it in the Washington Post: Without Communities
Some important, really important, stakeholders are notably absent from a piece on the history of charter schools in Wednesday’s Washington Post. The author places teacher unions in opposition to education reformers and policymakers...