Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson

2021 NACSA Leader

Director of Charter School Authorizing, Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center

Erin is the Director of Charter School Authorizing for Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center and has been with the organization since 2012. Erin holds a Master of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Erin grew up on a farm and ranch in South Dakota (the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of the Oceti Sakowin, meaning Seven Council Fires, which is the proper name for the people referred to as Sioux), where her commitments to equity and the environment were born and continue to propel her volunteer and professional work today. She lives in Minneapolis with her partner, Brady, along with a handicapped corgi and an old Siamese cat fueled by spite.


Most Recent Posts
One Ingredient of Multiple Measures: Patience
Second in a series David Greenberg VP, Authorizer Learning & Development Evaluating school performance is the heart of authorizing. To do it well, authorizers need to get the right information....
What Can Tell Us More? Multiple Measures Can
First in a Series David Greenberg VP, Authorizer Learning & Development When we take a hard look at students in our schools, and want to know how they’re doing—really doing—it’s...
Authorizers Must Be Willing Participants
High-quality charter schools start with high-quality authorizing. So, what differentiates great authorizing leaders from the pack? Our evidence shows that, in addition to abiding by national best practices, the best...