Although Angela Christophe has lived in Washington, D.C., for more than 25 years, she is still a native New Orleanian at heart. Both cities top the charts for the highest percentage of public charter school students and have provided her practical insight on charter school growth and the impact on students and families. The Big Easy has also shaped Angela’s motto of “we make it work,” which speaks to her confidence in her team’s ability to respond to whatever situation may arise in planning the National Charter Schools Conference. As director of programs, Angela’s favorite work experiences include manning President Clinton and Pitbull, and working with keynote speakers to pick their walk-on song—the best being Secretary Spellings’ choice: “Brick House.” Her least favorite experience is having to turn down so many of the several hundred session proposals submitted for the conference. Of course, as a Saints fan since birth, Angela is a member of the Who Dat Nation. She also supports and cheers on teachers and public education broadly, including involvement in her Ward 4 D.C. neighborhood and in Roosevelt High School. Angela is a graduate of Howard University’s School of Business.
What do you love about your job? I love that I get to provide a forum for the charter school community to share what works and solve common problems with their peers
Who was your favorite teacher? Sister Maureen Therese was my favorite teacher .. She taught me how to read, be kind and play the guitar
If you had one free hour each day, how would you use it? Experience someone else's culture through their food, conversation, or even if its only by watching a great travel TV show