Thank you for joining us in Las Vegas!

The 2019 National Charter Schools Conference brought over 5,100 charter school educators, school leaders, state-level leaders, charter support organizations, charter management organizations, and advocates to Las Vegas, Nevada, to celebrate the movement’s successes and inspire each other to reimagine education as we plan for the future.

The three-day conference featured more than 130 breakout sessions and more than 275 exhibitors, as well as a phenomenal slate of speakers. Check out videos from our general sessions, and a photo recap of our time in Las Vegas!

Photo Recap

Click on the image to view a photo recap of the 2019 National Charter Schools Conference.

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NCSC19 Top Ten Sessions 

1. When Is It Time to Refer an English Language Learner for Special Education? Five Pitfalls to Avoid

Presenters: David Calvo, Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise; Liliana Salazar, Academica

2. Leaders of the New School

Presenters: Mike Brown, Freedom Prep Charter Schools; Sundiata Salaam, Freedom Preparatory Academy

3. Asset-Based Decision Making: Capitalizing on Students' Community Cultural Wealth

Presenter: Matthew Kincaid, Overcoming Racism


4. Action! Using Theater Techniques in the Classroom

Presenter: Sydney Chaffee, Codman Academy Charter Public School


5. Changing the Charter School Narrative through Digital Communication Strategies

Presenters: Kerri Barrett, West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science; Becky Carlton, MAPSA; Sara Mooney, Choice Schools Associates; Grace Noyola, MAPSA


6. Anti-Racism as the Antidote to the "Achievement Gap"

Presenter: Matthew Kincaid, Overcoming Racism


7. Ready, Set, Open: A Start-Up Survival Guide

Presenter: Vireak Chheng, Charter Impact; Laura Herman, The Palmdale Aerospace Academy; Parker Hudnut, ICEF Public Schools; Spencer Styles, Charter Impact


8. Understanding the Plight of Students Experiencing Anxiety - and What Educators Can Do to Help!

Presenter: William DeMeo, Specialty Psychological Services


9. Navigate a Tumultuous Chartering Climate by Mastering 3 Critical Areas of Focus

Presenter: Ted Fujimoto, Landmark Consulting Group, Inc.; Sonia Park, Diverse Charter Schools Coalition; Raj Thakkar, Charter School Business Management Inc.


10. School Daze: Navigating the Facility Financing Maze

Presenter: Dru Damico, Building Hope; Anand Kesavan, Equitable Facilities Fund; Molly Melloh, Reinvestment Fund; Yvonne Nolan, Local Initiatives Support Corporation