Terry Croy Lewis, Ph.D.
Executive Director | Colorado Charter School Institute
Now that we have processed the results of the elections, it’s time to get to work. In Colorado, we will have many new legislators in January and, importantly, a new Governor. For those of us working in or supporting charter schools, we are excited about Governor elect...read more
Last week many of the CSI staff traveled to Orlando for the National Association of Charter School Authorizers Leadership Conference. This annual event is something we all look forward to as it gives us the opportunity to meet and network with charter school...read more
So I’m sitting in the dentist chair and the hygienist asks “What kind of work you do?” The first thing I think is that this is not going to be easy to explain, so I start with some simple statement: “I work in education.” The conversation continues. “Oh, so you’re a...read more
Last week marked another week of tragedy in Colorado schools with the two suicides at Arapahoe High School. Last month, Denver School of the Arts also lost a student, and goodness knows how many other schools in Colorado have experienced tragedy since the beginning of...read more
Now that we’re at the end of September, many school leaders are incredibly focused on the impending Pupil Count Day, which takes place on October 3rd this year. This is a critical day for public schools, especially charter public schools, since the vast majority of a...read more
I am Terry Croy Lewis, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Colorado Charter School Institute. I have worked in the charter sector for over 20 years as a founder, school leader, consultant, and governing board member. I will be regularly posting on topics ranging from...read more