4 New Year’s Resolutions for Leaders in the Charter School Movement

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Public charter schools have been “Reimagining Education” since the first school opened more than 25 years ago.

Resolutions for charter school leaders at the National Charter Schools Conference

This year at the 2019 National Charter Schools Conference (NCSC19) we will honor the founders of the charter school movement by pushing the envelope in our conversations. As we reflect on the trailblazing individuals who forged a new path for students, we will meet the next generation of leaders in education reform—YOU.

With that said, here are a few New Year’s resolutions for current and aspiring leaders in the charter school movement:

Resolution #1: Showcase and build leadership skills

Strong leadership skills are important—whether you’re leading a classroom, a school, or an organization.

As the premier conference for current and aspiring leaders of the charter school movement, NCSC19 will have the right people in the room to develop leadership throughout the movement. NCSC19 is designed to help you grow with opportunities around every corner—from inspiring general sessions to informative breakouts with specialized experts to an abundance of resources in the exhibit hall.

If you’re looking to move up in your career or solidify your role, NCSC19 is the place to be.

Resolution #2: Find your community within the charter schools movement

The charter school movement is a community—one that celebrates together, shares in successes together, faces the obstacles together, and supports each other through challenging days. Our schools may all look different, but they all have the same goal: to provide students access to a high-quality public education.

There’s no better place to find your community—the people who will motivate and uplift you year-round—than at NCSC19.

Resolution #3: Meet the diverse individual needs of students

The charter school movement has always risen to meet the needs of students who have been left behind. At NCSC19, we’re making the unique needs of students a priority with new content related including programming for school leaders of color, rural school leaders, and special education.

Resolution #4: Be the future of public education

Today’s disrupters are tomorrow’s trailblazers, and our leaders are certainly disrupting the status quo for the better. We need to continue to have fearless conversations about what our classrooms and schools should look like, how we prepare our teachers, and how we help all our students reach their potential.

NCSC19 is the platform to have those conversations, and our conference attendees are the right people you need to meet to lead your school or organization into the future.

If you’re going to do one thing all year, make it NCSC19.

We have our New Year's resolutions. What are yours?


Patty Guidetti plays an integral role in the production of the National Charter Schools Conference as the director of programs for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.


Accomplish a few of your New Year’s resolutions by joining us in “Reimagining Education” at NCSC19 in Las Vegas, June 30-July 3!