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Nina Rees

Nina Rees

President & CEO, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Nina Rees is the president and chief executive officer of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the leading national nonprofit organization committed to advancing the charter school movement. 
Michael Crow 2

Michael Crow

President, Arizona State University
Michael Crow is an educator, knowledge enterprise architect, and president of Arizona State University. He has spearheaded ASU’s groundbreaking transformative evolution into one of the world’s best public research universities.
Beatriz Rendon

Beatriz Rendón

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Arizona State University
Beatriz Rendón is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Office of Educational Outreach at Arizona State University. In this role, she is focused on resource acquisition to support the Educational Outreach portfolio, inclusive of ASU Preparatory Academy charter schools.
Shavar Jeffries

Shavar Jeffries

President, Democrats for Education Reform
Shavar Jeffries is president of Democrats for Education Reform. An advocate for social justice for 20 years, Shavar is deeply involved in the fight for progressive policies that best serve students-especially students of color and students from low-income families.
Margaret Fortune

Margaret Fortune

President & CEO, Fortune School
Margaret Fortune is President and CEO of Fortune Schools. She is changing what’s possible for Black children when excellent educational options are created. Fortune has founded some of the top majority African American public schools in the state of California.

Layla Avila

CEO, Education Leaders of Color
Layla Avila serves as CEO/Executive Director of Education Leaders of Color, a membership organization dedicated to elevating the leadership, voices and influence of people of color in education and to leading more inclusive efforts to improve education.

Why You Should Attend

Thought Leadership





We provide thought leadership on the most critical questions on the minds of charter school leaders, engage national experts in solutions-driven content, and consider what’s next in public education.

Professional Development





More than 85% of attendees say what they learn at NCSC applies directly to their jobs and will lead to implementation or positive changes at their schools and organizations. 






NCSC’s networking opportunities connect you with peers from across the country who often become valuable resources for referrals and best-practices.

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