Jed Wallace serves as the president and CEO of CCSA, a membership organization supporting the state’s 982 charter schools serving more than 412,000 students. Mr. Wallace began his career in public education as a teacher at Hooper Avenue Elementary School, a 2,000-student school in South-Central Los Angeles. Serving there for seven years, he established a successful school-within-the-school that became the basis for an effort to convert Hooper Avenue to charter status. He later worked in the Office of the Superintendent at San Diego City Schools where, among other duties, he was responsible for the oversight of the district’s 22 charter schools. Before coming to CCSA, Mr. Wallace served as the chief operating officer of High Tech High, where he oversaw all operational and financial aspects of the organization. During his tenure, High Tech High grew from one school serving 400 students into eight schools serving more than 3,000 students.