Georgia Charter Schools Association http://www.gacharters.org Plant a Charter. Grow a Kid. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:47:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 GCSA Staff Promotions and Changes Announced http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/gcsa-staff-promotions-and-changes-announced/ http://www.gacharters.org/press-releases/gcsa-staff-promotions-and-changes-announced/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:42:39 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13270

Effective April 1, 2015, RaShaun Holliman is promoted from Director of Outreach to Vice President of Outreach and Communications. And Nina Rubin is promoted to Director of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives.

In his newly expanded role, RaShaun will expand his outreach activities to include strategic leadership of our communications efforts which are integrally connected to outreach.

For the past three years, RaShaun has served GCSA tirelessly travelling the state of Georgia advocating for and educating the general public about “autonomous” charter schools. He has constantly identified interested individuals and groups who are interested in developing high- quality charters for their communities for training and assistance by the Association in their efforts. He also provides leadership to grassroots advocacy efforts by parents, teachers, and school leaders.

“RaShaun is very often the first face and first voice a community group in Georgia hears when they attend a public meeting GCSA hosts around the State to promote charter schools,” said Tony Roberts, President and CEO of GCSA. “That first experience is always a welcoming smile and helpful, encouraging information from a trusted source about charter schools when RaShaun presents.”

Prior to moving to Atlanta, at age twenty-six RaShaun became Principal of Focus Learning Academy East in Columbus, Ohio, a dropout prevention charter high school. Focus saw tremendous success in enrollment growth, increased graduates, community involvement, and academic success while under his leadership. He was also a Parent Liaison for the Columbus City Schools, where he endeavored to get parents more involved in the school and their child’s academics. Prior to joining the founding staff at Focus Learning Academy East, he was a content editor for McGraw-Hill, concentrating on writing and developing innovative textbooks and materials for elementary students across the country.

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, RaShaun received his B.A. in Political Science from Wright State University and Masters in Educational Leadership from Capella University.

RaShaun is a 2014 New Leaders Council Alumni where he currently serves on the executive committee co-chairing the mentorship program. After serving as vice-chair for the previous year, he now serves as chair of Neighborhood Planning Unit-K in southwest Atlanta.

Nina Rubin Promoted to Director of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives

As the Director of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives, Nina Rubin will build upon her seven years experience in fundraising and communications at GCSA to amplify our strategic efforts in board governance, communications, school services, and special projects which will help spur growth of GCSA effectiveness and self-sustainability.

“Nina is a multi-talented member of our team who has helped us deepen our organizational effectiveness and raised public awareness about charter schools,” said Tony Roberts, President and CEO of GCSA. “She has planted good seeds leading to community and financial support, helped us identify and recruit some of our most effective board members, launched the Georgia Parents Advocacy Network, and created the popular annual event Charter Schools Rock, to name a few.”

Nina will continue to be a vital part of the communications efforts for GCSA. In fact, one of the first special initiatives will involve what we are calling “A Day in the Life of Your School.” Nina will embark upon the mission of visiting every charter school in the state and developing a newsworthy profile for each of them, complete with photos, recorded interviews and even some video. The goal will be to enhance each charter school’s own communication and marketing efforts, while helping the Association to better advocate for the needs of our member schools. We also want to better promote our schools to the public who often uses GCSA as the first point of contact in trying to learn about available charter schools in Georgia.

Prior to serving at GCSA, Nina was Associate Director of Marketing at Jewish Family & Career Services, a nonsectarian, community-based social services agency, and was Media Relations Manager at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. Before moving to Atlanta, Nina spent more than a decade on the creative side of the New York ad agency world creating print, TV, and radio advertising for such well known brands as Hefty, Pedigree Foods, Good Seasons, Bufferin, Bolla Wines, and Colgate. Her feature has been published in the New York Times and The Forward.

Nina earned a Bachelors degree in Urban Studies at SUNY Purchase and has done graduate work in Fundraising and Development. 

 

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Scintilla Charter Academy (State Charter Schools Commission) http://www.gacharters.org/school-directory/scintilla-charter-academy-state-charter-schools-commission/ http://www.gacharters.org/school-directory/scintilla-charter-academy-state-charter-schools-commission/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:56:56 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13256 Scintilla
School District: Valdosta or Lowndes County
Address:  2171 East Park Avenue
City: Valdosta, GA
Zip: 31602
Phone:  n/a
Principal: Julie Hiers
Charter Type: Startup
Grades: Opening with grades K-4 in August 2015
Students: 
GCSA Member: Yes
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Latin Grammar School (Fulton County) http://www.gacharters.org/school-directory/latin-grammar-school-fulton-county/ http://www.gacharters.org/school-directory/latin-grammar-school-fulton-county/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:24:59 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13252

LatinGrammarLatin Grammar School is the first primary school in the Latin Schools Network implementing the Latin Way school design. As a Latin School, the Grammar School’s mission is to prepare each of its students to enter and succeed in college, develop strong character, and live with purpose. In the Latin Schools Network, the path to college truly does begin in Kindergarten. The Grammar School will open to students in Fulton County Schools in August of 2015.

School District: Fulton County Schools
Address: 2626 Hogan Road
City:
 East Point, GA
Zip: 30344
Tel: 404-753-4050
Fax:
Principal: Alka Francheschi
Web: Charter Type: Startup
Grades: K-5, opening in 2015-2016 with K and 1st grade

 Students: 450 when at capacity
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Latin College Preparatory Charter School (Fulton County) http://www.gacharters.org/school-directory/latin-college-preparatory-charter-school-fulton-county/ http://www.gacharters.org/school-directory/latin-college-preparatory-charter-school-fulton-county/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:07:41 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13247 LCPrep

Latin College Preparatory Academy Charter School is the second middle school implementing the Latin Way as part of the Latin Schools Network. It will open in Fulton County Schools in August of 2015. As a Latin School, its mission is to prepare each of its students to enter and succeed in college, develop strong character, and live with purpose. 

School District: Fulton County Public Schools

Address: 2626 Hogan Road
City:
 East Point, GA
Zip: 30344
Tel: 404-753-4050
Principal: Andre Mitchell
Charter Type: Startup
Grades: 6-8 – Opening in 2015 with 6th grade
Students: 450
GCSA Member: Yes

 

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Kindezi Old Fourth Ward (Atlanta Public Schools) http://www.gacharters.org/school-directory/kindezi-old-fourth-ward-atlanta-public-schools/ http://www.gacharters.org/school-directory/kindezi-old-fourth-ward-atlanta-public-schools/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:19:40 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13244 KindeziO4W
School District: Atlanta Public Schools
Address: 386 Pine Street NE 
City: Atlanta, GA
Zip: 30308
Phone:  (404) 671-4900
Contact: info@kindezi.org
Principal: Gilberte Pascale
Charter Type: Startup
Grades: K-5 when opening in August 2015.
Students: 
GCSA Member: Yes
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International Charter School of Atlanta (State Charter Schools Commission) http://www.gacharters.org/school-directory/international-charter-school-of-atlanta-state-charter-schools-commission/ http://www.gacharters.org/school-directory/international-charter-school-of-atlanta-state-charter-schools-commission/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:09:51 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13238 IntlCharterATL
School District: Statewide attendance zone (open to students in all of Georgia)
Address:  1335 Northmeadow Parkway, Suite #100
City: Roswell, GA
Zip: 30076
Tel: (678) 667-7324
Fax: 
Principal: tba
Charter Type: State Charter Schools Commission
Grades: Opening as a K-4 school, adding a grade a year to become a K-12 school
Students: 
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Furlow Charter School (Sumter County) http://www.gacharters.org/school-directory/furlow-charter-school-sumter-county/ http://www.gacharters.org/school-directory/furlow-charter-school-sumter-county/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:57:08 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13236 School District: Sumter County
Address: P.O. Box 186
City: Americus, GA
Zip: 31709
Fax: 
Principal: Dr. Emmanuel Vincent
Charter Type: Startup
Grades: K-8
Students: 
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Foothills Education Charter High School (State Charter Schools Commission) http://www.gacharters.org/school-directory/foothills-education-charter-high-school-state-charter-schools-commission/ http://www.gacharters.org/school-directory/foothills-education-charter-high-school-state-charter-schools-commission/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:39:11 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13234 FoothillsAbout Foothills: 
The Foothills Education Charter High School is North-Middle Georgia’s answer to the dropout problem. We offer a unique opportunity to any student who wishes to earn an accredited Georgia High School Diploma.

We have 5 locations across the North-Middle Georgia region, offering a full range of high school courses in a convenient, flexible, self-paced format.  All classes are held in the evening so you can work during the day and attend school at night. Tuition is 100% FREE for students who enroll at Foothills full time.

All courses are mastery-based, which means you cannot fail a course.  There are no deadlines, so you can take as much or as little time as you need to successfully complete your coursework. To better meet the different learning styles of students, Foothills offers a variety of course formats including textbook and web-based instruction. All methods provide self-paced, individualized mastery learning. 

Address: Central Office: 800 Madison Street

School Sites:

  • Baldwin Foothills
    155 Hwy. 49 West, Milledgeville, GA 30161
  • Barrow Foothills
    54 West Star Street, Bethlehem, GA 30620
  • Clarke Foothills
    440-3 Dearing Extension, Athens, GA 30606
  • Jackson Foothills
    1435 Hoods Mill Road, Commerce, GA 30529
  • Madison Foothills
    600 Madison Street, Danielsville, GA 30633
  • Lee Arrendale Foothills
    2023 Gainesville Hwy., Alto, GA 30510
  • Burruss Foothills
    1000 Indian Spring Drive, Forsyth, GA 31029

City: Danielsville, GA (Central Office)
Zip: 30633
Tel: 706-795-2197 Ext. 3210
Principal: Dr. Sherrie Gibney-Sherman, Executive Director
Web: http://www.foothillscharter.org/
Charter Type: State Charter Schools Commission
Grades: 9-12
GCSA Member: Yes

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DuBois Integrity Academy (State Charter Schools Commission) http://www.gacharters.org/school-directory/dubois-integrity-academy/ http://www.gacharters.org/school-directory/dubois-integrity-academy/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:23:56 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13231 Our Approach
Du Bois Integrity Academy takes a whole-child approach to elementary education. Teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff work together to meet the intellectual, social, behavioral, and emotional needs of each and every child we serve.

S.T.E.M
Du Bois Integrity Academy uses the natural curiosity of children to teach science, technology, engineering, math and critical thinking skills.

Du Bois Integrity Academy instructional leaders will center their comprehensive school reform best practices on Georgia’s Common Core Standards (GCCS) infused with STEM and Arts integration that uses a “Blended Learning” platform to connect highly effective teachers in ways that promote rigor, relevance and relationships. Student learning will be held to high standards and high expectations every day!

School District:  Clayton County 
Address: 6504 Church Street
City: Riverdale, GA
Zip: 30274
Tel: (470) 765-6711
Fax: 
Principal: Dr. Stephanie Payne
Web: http://www.duboisintegrityacademy.org/
Charter Type: State Charter Schools Commission
Grades: K-5
Students: 
GCSA Member: Yes

 

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Sims-Fayola International Academy Atlanta – Principal http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/sims-fayola-international-academy-atlanta-principal/ http://www.gacharters.org/careers-charter-schools/sims-fayola-international-academy-atlanta-principal/#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:03:44 +0000 http://www.gacharters.org/?p=13229 Sims-Fayola International Academy-Atlanta is seeking a dynamic, energetic, and highly motivated Principal for our proposed school site in Southwest Atlanta for the school year 2016.

If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume and bio to info@simsfayolaatl.org. We will contact you directly after reviewing your information.

Visit www.simsfayolaatl.org to learn more about our school model. 

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