Kristen Forbriger

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Kristen Forbriger

Vice President, External Relations

Kristen oversees NACSA’s communications and policy strategy, including the release of major reports and all efforts to inform external stakeholders of the importance of quality authorizing.

She was formerly the Public Affairs Director at the Philadelphia School Partnership, a citywide education reform organization that invests in the creation and expansion of quality schools. She led their communications strategy and worked to empower families with information about school options.

She began her work in education at YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, a second chance program for high school dropouts, which taught her that every young person is capable of thriving if given the right educational opportunities to meet their unique needs. She believes all children can have this opportunity if we address the broken systems that have failed far too many families.

She is a graduate of Villanova University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government.

She lives in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio (Go Bucks!) with her son Miles and their dog Ping Pong.


Most Recent Posts
Wyoming Gets a New Authorizer Is the Headline, But There’s More to the Story
Last month we touched on a Wyoming bill, SF130, which created a new authorizing pathway in the state. But there is more to the bill that deserves to be highlighted: through a comprehensive overhaul, SF130...
Amid Change, Our Autonomy and Community Are Our Strength
This blog post was written by Dr. Sana Shaikh, who served until this spring as Director of School Operations at Rise Prep High School, an autonomous school in Springfield, Massachusetts. Rise...
One of Our “COVID Keepers”: Putting Communities First in Public Charter Schools
This blog post was written by Joanna Hightower and Shira Woolf Cohen, Founding Partners, Innovageous.  In March 2020, brick and mortar public charter schools were suddenly forced to operate as virtual...