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Morgan Powell

Manager of Learning and Development

Morgan works with her team to help charter school authorizers develop and advance their skills as authorizing professionals and leaders and connect them with the larger authorizing community by designing, delivering, and evaluating instructionally sound learning solutions.

Morgan was a Teach for America Corps Member in Chicago. She comes to NACSA from Gary Comer College Prep Charter School, where she was a sixth-grade science teacher.

Morgan holds a certificate in Advanced E-Learning Instructional Design from the Association of Talent Development and is continuing her education through coursework at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Morgan also holds her master’s in education from Dominican University. Her bachelor’s degree comes from Harvard University.

Morgan believes that a quality education system has the potential to fix systemic issues that have become deeply rooted in our society. She is determined to define this quality system and make it a reality for all students.

Outside of the NACSA office, Morgan devotes much of her time to health and wellness.


Most Recent Posts
Holding Up a Mirror: What to Expect at 2021 NACSA Virtual Leadership Conference for Charter School Authorizers
As educators, we need to recognize the significance of this moment for charter school authorizers. The pandemic has interrupted schooling for millions of children–widening achievement and opportunity gaps that we...
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...