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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 19:28

Recap of the 2018 GCSA Conference

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It was wonderful meeting many of you at the 2018 Georgia Charter School Association Conference! The annual conference brought together many currently engaged in Georgia’s charter schools and provided opportunities for networking, learning, and engagement between charter school leaders, teachers, board members, advocates, and community stakeholders.

Throughout our three days, we enjoyed networking at our booth and attending a mix of keynotes and breakout sessions, with topics ranging from advocacy, policy, leadership, governance, and operations.

What a privilege hearing from keynote speaker, Dr. Howard Fuller, a distinguished education professor at Marquette University, and during the general session, hearing from Martha Nesbit who advocated for Georgia’s start-up charter law.

AAE Director of Charter Services, Rena Youngblood, facilitated a well-received esteemed panel highlighting the importance of advocacy on the part of board members, parents, teachers, and administrators.

The conference ended with a luncheon announcing Georgia Charter Schools Association’s 2018 Georgia Charter School of the Year, Leader of the Year and Teacher of the Year! These prestigious awards were established to honor excellence in education throughout the charter sector.

This year’s award winners are as follows:

GCSA 2018 Charter School of the Year: DeKalb PATH Academy 

https://gacharters.org/newsletter/2018-gcsa-school-year-dekalb-path-academy/

GCSA 2018 Leader of the Year: Museum School of Avondale Estates Principal Katherine Kelbaugh

https://gacharters.org/newsletter/2018-gcsa-teacher-year-katherine-kelbaugh/

GCSA’s 2018 Teacher of the Year: KIPP STRIVE Primary teacher Breana Wofford 

https://gacharters.org/newsletter/17666/

We look forward to seeing you next year!


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Melissa Pratt

Professional Programs Manager

Melissa Pratt is the professional programs manager in AAE’s Washington D.C. office. In this role, Melissa assists with a wide variety of projects, including office management, specialty recruiting programs, and research. Melissa also spearheads professional development initiatives and oversees the AAE Foundation National Teacher Scholarship & Classroom Grant program.

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