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Interview with Education Equity Champion Rocio Figueroa

This is the first installment in a series of interviews with champions in the fight for educational equity in the K-12 system. 

We had a conversation with Rocío Figueroa, the Director of Equity for English Learners at Ensemble Learning, a nonprofit...

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Alcanzando la Equidad Educativa: Entrevista con Rocío Figueroa

Esta es la primera publicación en una serie de entrevistas con guerreros en la lucha por la equidad educativa en el sector de escuelas K-12.

Conversamos con Rocío Figueroa, la Directora de Equidad para los Aprendices de Inglés en Ensemble Learning,...

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Meet our CharterNation storytellers!

Ana Tintocalis

Ana Tintocalis - Director, Media Relations and Research

Ana is Director of Media Relations and Research and a member of CCSA’s External Affairs Team. In this role, she supports the organization’s mission through creative and effective communications platforms that increase public awareness and support for high-quality public charter schools. Additionally, she will help amplify positive local charter school stories happening to win hearts and minds in target media markets across the state. Read More >>

Myrna Castrejón

Myrna Castrejón - President and Chief Executive Officer

As the leader of CCSA, Myrna Castrejón has managed the membership organization representing California's public charter schools since January 2019.

Prior to assuming the role of President and CEO, she served for nearly three years as the Founding Executive Director of Great Public Schools Now, an organization created in winter 2015. As the Executive Director, Myrna led Great Public Schools Now's strategy to transform public education in Los Angeles by expanding high-quality public schools of diverse governance models in the areas most in need of support. Read More >>