REGISTER TODAY! Georgia Charter Schools Association is hosting a virtual town hall for Georgia charter schools with Alisha Thomas Searcy, candidate for State School Superintendent, on Friday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. Submit questions for the candidate HERE!
Alisha is an education leader, wife, mother, child advocate and education thought leader. At the age of 23, Searcy made history as the first African American to serve Cobb County in the Georgia House of Representatives.
Searcy was elected to six terms in the Georgia House of Representatives where she served on the Education, Appropriations, and Health & Human Services Committees. She coauthored the state’s Teacher and Leader Evaluation System, and authored the state intra-district transfer law, allowing parents to choose the best public school within their district, regardless of zip code. She coauthored the state’s constitutional amendment that created the State Charter Schools Commission; and she was appointed by Former United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, to a bipartisan working group on K-12 education.
Her prowess as an educational leader drove the success of her and her team as former Superintendent of Schools at Ivy Preparatory Academies – a network of all-girls public schools of excellence. Learn more about Alisha in her bio.
PLEASE NOTE: GCSA also extended a town hall invitation to Supt. Richard Woods but he has not yet accepted.