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Jeremy Jones

2021 NACSA Leader

Executive Director, Maine Charter School Commission

Jeremy is the Executive Director of the Maine Charter School Commission. Prior to this, Jeremy has served at multiple levels on the authorizer and operator sides of the charter school movement. He was a 2005 Teach For America corps member in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas where he taught middle school math. He helped the expansion of the YES Prep Public Schools in Houston as the Senior Director of Recruitment and Selection before joining the founding team of the Achievement School District in Tennessee as the district’s communications director. Jeremy was also a principal at an innovative district-charter partnership school in Houston and the Founding Executive Director of Democracy Prep in Texas. In his current role, Jeremy works to ensure that charter schools in Maine operate at their most effectively. His team is building supports for governing boards and establishing training protocols for the ongoing education of board members. They are also revising the performance framework. Jeremy earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and his Juris Master’s degree from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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...