What is a Charter School and Why should I be interested?
Come to an informational meeting this Tuesday, March 15, at 7PM at the Residence Inn, 2500 E Custer Ave, Helena.
Come hear National Leader, Lisa Grover talk about the advantages of charters and why we need a charter law in Montana. Grover is the Senior Director of State Advocacy for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Her Bio is at the end of this email.
And then mark your calendars for the Hearing on HB 603, the Charter School bill at 3:00 on Wednesday, March 16 in room 137. Please come to testify, or just watch the proceedings. The Legislature needs to know that this is important to us either by hearing your voice or seeing your body
Please spread the word to any interested parties. Thank you so much for your support; this bill is all about Choices in Education!
Any questions, feel free to contact me, Theresa Lode.
LINK to the National Alliance with whom Lisa Grover serves as the Senior Director of State Advocacy
BIO for Lisa Grover:
Lisa Grover is the Senior Director of State Advocacy for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Most recently, Lisa was the CEO of the New Mexico Coalition of Charter Schools, where she advanced the policy environment by helping to create a second authorizer, solidify a lease assistance program and gain charter access to state tax exempt bonds. Before that, in 2001, Lisa was a founder of one of the first high charter schools in New Mexico, ranked over the last four years by Newsweek magazine as one of the top performing 1,200 high schools in the country. She began her career as a high school Spanish teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District and taught also English as a Second Language in China, Ecuador and Mexico. She holds a doctorate in Romance Languages and a Masters Degree in Linguistics and Multi-cultural Education. In 2010, her charter school peers recognized her as New Mexico’s Innovator of the Year.
See you there!