Leadership Summit Schedule

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

  • 9:30am    Registration Open
  • 10:00am  Welcome and Leading Great Schools Panel with Cherry Daniel, Head of School, South Carolina Virtual Charter School, Mike Sinclair, Principal, Brashier Middle College, Angel Hightower Malone, Principal, OCSD 5 High School for Health Professionals.
  • 10:30am  Sustainable Funding in 3 Ways: Earn It, Borrow It, Be Given it with June Bradham, CFRE, Chairman, Corporate DevelopMint
  • 11:00am  Great Governance with Simmons Lettre, Executive Director, Charter Board Partners
  • 11:40am  Legislative Outlook with Mary Carmichael, Executive Director, Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina
  • 12:00pm  Charter Finance Updates with Mellanie Jinnette, CFO, SC Department of Education
  • 12:30pm  Networking Lunch
  • 1:15 - 2:45pm  From Civil Rights Equity & Access to Federal Resource Allocation & Facilities Lawsuits - National Legal Impact for SC Charter Schools with Renita Thukral and Lauren Baum, Civil Rights Solutions
  • 3:00 - 3:45pm  Realities of Charter Facility Finance Panel with Tiny McLaughlin, Senior Vice President, Ziegler; Jane Ellis, Director, Charter School Lending; and Self-Help and Russ Caldwell, President, Charter School Facilities Assistance Corp.
  • 4:00 - 4:45pm  Future of Charters in South Carolina Panel with Dr. Wayne Brazell, Superintendent, South Carolina Public Charter School District, Elliot Smalley, Chief of Staff, Tennessee's Achievement School District, Shaunette Parker, Director of Mission and Strategic Coaching, Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina
  • 4:45 - 5:00pm  SCDE Updates: Starting with A - Accreditation with Donna Manning, SC Department of Education
  • 5:00pm  Leading Leaders with Molly Spearman, SC Superintendent of Education
  • 5:30 - 7:00pm  Leadership Reception

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

  • 7:00am  Networking Breakfast at Embassy Suites Buffet
  • 7:45am  Meet in Embassy Suites Lobby for Schedule and Info
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm  Visit Statehouse, Observe Subcommittee Meetings, and Meet with Legislators