Vashaunta Harris

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Vashaunta Harris

2021 NACSA Leader

Vashaunta Harris: Chief, Access & Equity, South Carolina Public Charter School District

Vashaunta Harris is a native South Carolinian born into a family of ministers and educators. After graduating from College of Charleston, she began her career in education as a 2008 Teach For America Baltimore corps member teaching high school biology and chemistry with Baltimore City Public Schools. After completing a master’s program at Johns Hopkins, she joined Scholar Academies charter management organization as an operations coordinator/manager serving schools in PA, DC, NJ, and TN. She then served DC Public Schools by way of Director of Strategic School Operations. Currently, Vashaunta is enjoying being back in her home state of SC and serving the South Carolina Public Charter School District as Chief of Access & Equity. Vashaunta enjoys morning coffee (vanilla soy lattes or café Americano), beach vacations with her family, Game of Thrones (though the final season was a bit disappointing), and cooking new recipes.

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...