Greetings from the Charter Schools
staff at the Pennsylvania Department of Education!
We are excited to announce that new resources designed to support charter schools, district authorizers, and commonwealth communities will be released in 2018.
Technical assistance toolkits containing nationally recognized best practices are being created in collaboration with various stakeholder groups, while responses to frequently-asked questions are being compiled as reference guides for
educators, administrators, and parents. Both are a part of our ongoing efforts
to ensure that all students have equitable access to quality, innovative, and
engaging public education in Pennsylvania.
For additional information on these projects, or to let us know how we may serve you in the coming year, please contact the Charter Schools staff via email: CharterSchools@pa.gov
or phone: 717-787-9744.
Division of Charter Schools
- Dr. Debra Heath-Thornton, Chief
- Barbara Clemmer, Advisor
- Catherine Carretti, Administrative Assistant
(Pictured from left
to right: Barbara Clemmer, Debra
Heath-Thornton, and Catherine Carretti)
Office of Elementary & Secondary Education
- Elizabeth Shotwell, Special Assistant to the Deputy
Secretary & William Penn Fellow (photo below)