Atlanta, GA – The board of directors and the membership of the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) have unanimously approved Mark Peevy, Executive Director of Secondary Education Initiatives for the Georgia Technical College System, to be its new chair.
Mark Peevy is a long time charter school advocate who previously served as the inaugural Executive Director of the Georgia Charter Schools Commission. Under his leadership, the Commission approved 17 schools in its two years of existence and established high standards for charter school authorization in Georgia. After the Commission was declared unconstitutional, Peevy helped direct the successful campaign to pass the 2012 Charter Schools Amendment, leading to the re-establishment of a State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) with the power to authorize new charter schools.
Mark is a 1992 graduate of Princeton University with a degree in Politics. He currently serves as a board member for the Athens Technical College Foundation Board, and he is an alumnus of both Leadership Walton and Leadership Georgia.
Mark and Ginger, his wife of nearly 22 years, are parents of three children.
“Mark is a true charter school warrior who has devoted his career to expanding public school options in Georgia. On behalf of the board, staff, and member schools, we congratulate him and look forward to working together to support our schools in their efforts to raise student achievement and graduation rates across the state,” said Dr. Tony Roberts, CEO of the Georgia Charter Schools Association.
The Georgia Charter Schools Association is the non-profit membership organization for Georgia’s public charter schools and petitioners Its mission is to advance awareness of public charter schools, communicate charter school needs to state and local officials, support legislation to strengthen public charter schools in Georgia and build partnerships, collaborations and grassroots support for charter schools. GCSA also provides programs and services that advance student achievement, school accountability and professional learning for charter school leaders.