“Charters at the Capitol” Expands from Arizona Legislature to Social Media

By Jamar Younger

Charter school leaders and advocates from across Arizona gathered at the State Capitol Thursday to meet with their local legislators for our third annual “Charters at the Capitol.”

Our leaders attended meetings, shook hands, took photos and described the integral role of charter schools within their communities. The group also engaged in meaningful conversations regarding the advantages and challenges of operating a charter school, and what needs to be done to improve education in Arizona.

The day began with 2016 Charter Teacher of the Year Richelle Lewis addressing the Senate Education Committee and continued with charter leaders attending a question-and-answer session with Gov. Doug Ducey. Charter Board President Kathy Senseman and Board Executive Director Ashley Berg also met with leaders during lunch.

In between, charter leaders, supporters and lawmakers took to Twitter to express mutual appreciation for each other’s work.
Here are some “Charters at the Capitol” highlights from Twitter: