The 2023 National Charter Schools Conference by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is where the movement meets.

We are a diverse coalition of leaders—the educators, families, and advocates uniquely suited to address the current challenges in public education. Join us as we face these challenges head on and find solutions to the most pressing issues in our schools.

At NCSC23, we bring together the diverse voices in our movement from around the country to unite across broad interests to meet the diverse needs of students. What you get here, you can't get anywhere else. 

We'll have content centered around these focus areas:

  • Staffing and financial challenges
  • Academic outcomes and mental health
  • Building and engaging a diverse group of advocates
  • The future of charter schools and education

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.




Dr. Salome Thomas-EL
Award-winning Principal and Best-Selling Author

Principal EL NCSC23 Keynote Headshot

Principal EL is the head of school at Thomas Edison Public Charter School in Wilmington, DE, and is the best-selling author of I Choose to Stay (movie rights optioned by Disney) and The Immortality of Influence (with foreword by Will Smith). He recently debuted three more books: Passionate Leadership, Building a Winning Team, and Retention for a Change about the importance of leadership, mentoring, parenting, and service to others—topics he’s sure to dive into on the main stage at NCSC23.

Principal EL first received national acclaim as a teacher and chess coach of the eight-time National Chess Champions of Vaux Middle School in Philadelphia. Winner of the Marcus A. Foster Award for outstanding School District Administrator and the University of Pennsylvania’s distinguished Martin Luther King, Jr Award, Principal EL has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, and Oprah Radio Network.

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

Nina Rees headshot

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.

See Last Year's Event

Interested in what NCSC23 has to offer? Watch the highlight reel from the 2022 National Charter Schools Conference in Washington, DC, June 19-22!