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Lori Sommer

2016 NACSA Leader

Assistant Director, Charter School Compliance

Lori Sommer currently serves as the Assistant Director of Charter School Compliance at Washington University in St. Louis. She is responsible for ongoing oversight and evaluation of the charter schools sponsored by the University.

Lori has extensive experience with charter school administration. Prior to her position at Washington University, she worked for the Associated General Contractors of Missouri as Director of Operations for the Construction Careers Center Charter High School.

Lori received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri – Columbia and her Associate of Science from Ranken Technical College in St. Louis.


Most Recent Posts
President Biden’s Proposed Increase in Education Spending Could Be a Boost for Charter Schools
On Friday, President Biden released his “skinny budget”, a proposal for fiscal year 2022 containing top-line spending numbers. Congress rarely takes up the President’s proposed budget wholesale, but the proposal,...
What Happens When You Take the “Independent” Out of Independent Chartering Board
Maine and Hawaii are two of 17 states with an independent chartering board (ICBs). ICBs are a type of charter school authorizer often called a state charter commission. Where they...
Rebuilding Our “Love Bubble” To Take Care of Our Charter School Community
This piece was written by Arthur Samuels, Executive Director, Pagee Cheung, Principal, Princess Francois, Assistant Principal of Math & Science, and Dwayne James, Social Worker & Director of Diversity, Equity,...