Reconnecting in DC
By: Danielle Fontenot, Literacy Coach Program Director
In June, Janee’ Butler and I had the opportunity to reconnect with over 3,500 charter school educators, school leaders, and national, state, and local advocates in Washington, D.C. The 2022 National Charter Schools Conference took place in Washington, DC, from June 19 to June 22. Many attendees were motivated to speak to us about how The Center’s programs could help support student growth as schools recovered from the learning loss due to COVID. We had a great time meeting these many attendees and networking with other vendors, like Niche, Junior Library Guild, Learning without Tears, and Wayfinder.
The four-day conference featured more than 250 exhibitors, 70 breakout sessions, and an impressive slate of speakers. We were fortunate to have Nina Rees, president & CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, visit our booth after she delivered a powerful opening keynote. On the last day of our stay, Janee’ and I reconnected with our Louisiana Charter Schools’ stakeholders at an event hosted by Caroline Roemer. Several of our Literacy Coach Program school leaders were in attendance as well.
We look forward to reconnecting and showcasing The Center’s work at next year’s conference in Austin, TX.