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The GCSA professional staff is dedicated to serving our member schools and expanding public school choice in Georgia. We offer customized consulting services, discount programs, and a wide variety of training programs for petitioners, established school leaders, and aspiring school leaders. Through advocacy, communication and education, our aim is to help launch and sustain high quality charter schools that can change childrens’ lives.
Vice President of New School Development
Sharma comes to GCSA after serving as Director of the District Flexibility and Charter Schools Division at the Georgia Department of Education. In her role with the department, Sharma worked with more than 100 charter schools throughout Georgia. In 2016, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers selected Sharma for its NACSA Leaders Program.
Director of Certification Programs
Jeff Homan joined the Georgia Charter Schools Association in September 2015, after serving three-plus years as the Principal at The Main Street Academy, a Fulton County charter school located in College Park serving students in Grades K through 8.
Director of Special Projects
Dana joined the Georgia Charter Schools Association in August 2015 after wearing many hats in the non-profit world on a volunteer and professional level. With a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from St. John’s University Dana has lent her talents to cause-oriented organizations both nationally and internationally.
Ayana Clarke has joined the GCSA team as a program specialist. She has seen, first hand, how charter schools can positively impact the trajectory of a child’s education journey and enhance the growth of a community. Ayana entered the charter school arena in 2005 as Founding Dean of Students in a New York City charter school.
Shani Vickery is a 15-year veteran in the field of education. She has served as a teacher, teacher-leader, and an administrator. Vickery began her career as a middle school teacher with the Dekalb County School System. While working in Dekalb, She taught ELA, math, and science. During her career as an educator, Vickery has worked with general, gifted, and special needs populations.