Jason Zwara

Jason Zwara

Director, Strategic Partnerships

Jason Zwara leads partnership development and relationship building with organizations within and beyond the charter school sector, including raising NACSA’s profile as a key thought leader in the education space. Jason also leads NACSA’s federal policy and partnership work, advocating for strong authorizing policies at the national level. Jason also contributes to NACSA’s state-level policy and advocacy efforts.

Prior to NACSA, he worked for a regional charter school advocacy organization tracking state legislation and regulations and assisting charter schools with legal and policy issues. He has also served on and advised charter school boards on governance, compliance, and financial issues.

Jason holds a law degree from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College, a Jesuit college in Buffalo, New York.

Jason believes strongly in the power of education to change lives, and the innovative approaches charter schools offer to students and families He has worked closely with inspiring educators turning their vision into schools creating real change for their communities.

Outside of education work, Jason is an avid runner and aspiring chef.


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