The Northeast Charter Schools Network today announced that its Board of Trustees has named Kyle Rosenkrans as its next CEO. Rosenkrans joined NECSN in January 2013 as Vice President for Policy & Advocacy and had been serving as Interim President since September 1st of this year.
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Northeast Charter Schools Network Announces
Kyle Rosenkrans Named CEO
Albany, NY – The Northeast Charter Schools Network today announced that its Board of Trustees has named Kyle Rosenkrans as its next CEO. Rosenkrans joined NECSN in January 2013 as Vice President for Policy & Advocacy and had been serving as Interim President since September 1st of this year. Formerly known as the New York Charter Schools Association, the Network was led by Bill Phillips for 13 years until he joined the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools earlier this year. Phillips has since joined NECSN’s Board of Trustees. Rosenkrans helped guide the Network in its recent rebranding and growth into Connecticut, becoming the only multi-state charter school association in the country.
NECSN Board Member and Vice President of Programs and Administration at the Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, Carrie Schindele, said: “The Board is excited about the work that Kyle and the NECSN team have done to increase educational opportunities for families in New York and Connecticut. Under Kyle’s leadership, we look forward to NECSN’s continued hard work to support great schools in both states.”
Rosenkrans said: “Until every child has access to great school, we will fight to expand educational opportunity into every corner of the states we serve. I look forward to continuing to our work to elevate the voices of parents, teachers, local communities, and elected officials that want better public school options for families.
“I take the trust that the Board and our member schools place in me and our staff very seriously and look forward working hard on behalf of all schools across our states. We are an organization of more than one person and we have a world class staff of advocates and specialists.”
Rosenkrans served previously as the Vice President of NECSN, managing all of its programs across New York and Connecticut. His recent work includes a landmark constitutional lawsuit, Brown v. New York, which challenges the inequitable funding system for New York’s charter school students, and winning the approval of seven new charter schools in Connecticut in less than two years—the first new charters there since 2008 and a 40 percent increase in the total number of charters in Connecticut.
Rosenkrans has a long resume in issues advocacy. Before joining NECSN, he was a full-time member of the faculty at Seton Hall University School of Law’s Center for Social Justice where he ran a pro-bono clinic on education and affordable housing litigation and advocacy. Prior to that, he spent four years as a managing attorney at a legal aid program representing low-income families in education cases. He also helped found Newark Legacy Charter School, a high-performing independent charter school in Newark, New Jersey, where he served as its Board Chair.
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is a regional advocacy organization for the more than 200 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools in the region.
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