The Northeast Charter Schools Network released the following statement regarding the recent announcement made by ConnCAN CEO Jennifer Alexander that she plans to step down from her position later this year.
For Immediate Release: January 30, 2018
Contact: Kerisha Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org, (203) 907-7238
CT State Charter Association Responds to Departure of ConnCAN CEO, Jennifer Alexander
Northeast Charter Schools Network Connecticut State Director Yam Menon said, "Jennifer Alexander has left an indelible mark on our state’s education advocacy movement. Our organization is grateful for her leadership in working toward ensuring that all of Connecticut’s children have access to excellent educational options. Under Jen’s leadership, ConnCAN has been one of the most recognized and well-known voices in Connecticut education advocacy. Jen’s advocacy has helped to improve the lives of untold numbers of children in our state. We are grateful and we wish her the very best.
"Now more than ever, there is a great need for our state to press forward to ensure that all kids have access to a great education. We will need strong leadership in our advocacy partners, lawmakers and stakeholders to continue the charge towards ensuring high-quality educational opportunities for all kids in our state. We look forward to working with the next leadership and all those who will join us in this critical work.”
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is the membership and advocacy organization for the more than 250 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools.