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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.
Director of Training
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.
Manager of Digital Strategy
Shabaaka Smalls is a dynamic professional with a diverse career spanning digital design, education, and marketing. From honing graphic design skills at ModernTribe to laying out magazines in Brazil, his journey embodies a blend of creativity and advocacy.
Jerome comes to GCSA after working for more than five years as a Business Manager for a children’s shelter located in Jonesboro. During his tenure, he oversaw the organization’s finances and managed building staff, payroll, human resources, the building itself and several grants.