The dedication, effort, and resiliency of educators throughout the pandemic have not gone unnoticed. The pandemic changed the future of education forever—and the National Charter Schools Conference has changed too.

At the 2022 National Charter Schools Conference, June 19-22, in Washington, DC, we brought together the top charter school educators, advocates, and leaders from around the country to share their best practices and lead conversations that will challenge our thinking. Attendees joined passionate and dedicated people in our movement to talk about the most challenging issues in education and how to navigate them.

Content centered around three content focus areas:

  • The future of teachers, education, and charter schools
  • Impact of the pandemic on learning outcomes and mental health
  • Engaged and diverse advocacy

These focus areas allowed attendees to dive deeper into relevant and timely content with experts and peers and come away with practical tools and techniques they can implement.


Principal Baruti Kafele 
School Leadership and Classroom Equity Presenter 

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Principal Baruti Kafele, a highly regarded urban educator in New Jersey for more than 20 years, has distinguished himself as a master teacher and a transformational school leader. As an elementary school teacher in East Orange, NJ, in addition to being named the East Orange School District and Essex County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, Principal Kafele was a finalist for New Jersey State Teacher of the Year and a recipient of the New Jersey Education Association Award of Excellence.

Nina rees
president & CEO, national alliance for public charter schools 

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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. Since joining the National Alliance in 2013, Nina has enhanced the organization’s stature in Washington, D.C., deepening relationships with members of both parties in Congress, multiple presidential administrations, and across the nonprofit and advocacy spaces. Over the course of her tenure, annual funding for the federal Charter Schools Program has grown from $254 million to $440 million.


We look forward to seeing you next year for the 2023 National Charter Schools Conference in Austin, Texas, June 18-21! Subscribe to our email list to get updates on the event.