21 episodes

Welcome to "Charter School Insider: Lessons from the Nation's Top Charter School Operators" the only podcast dedicated to the ‘behind-the-scenes” business of running a successful charter school.


Join us as we sit down with charter school leaders who share how they are overcoming the biggest operational hurdles facing their schools today. Each episode will leave you with unique insights and tactical strategies that you can implement at your school. Enjoy the show!

Charter School Insider: Lessons from the Nation's Top Charter School Operators Presented by BuyQ

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Welcome to "Charter School Insider: Lessons from the Nation's Top Charter School Operators" the only podcast dedicated to the ‘behind-the-scenes” business of running a successful charter school.


Join us as we sit down with charter school leaders who share how they are overcoming the biggest operational hurdles facing their schools today. Each episode will leave you with unique insights and tactical strategies that you can implement at your school. Enjoy the show!

    #20 Rooted in community with Jemia Cunningham-Elder, CEO at North Lawndale College Prep High School

    #20 Rooted in community with Jemia Cunningham-Elder, CEO at North Lawndale College Prep High School

    In this conversation, Jemia Cunningham-Elder, CEO of North Lawndale College Prep, discusses the importance of being part of the community and developing strong community partnerships. She cites the Peace Warriors program and Phoenix Hall as successful collaborations, underlining the significance of external affairs and ongoing evaluation in partnership sustainability.


    NEW Discover BuyQ Consulting Services: This month we are excited to announce the launch of our consulting practice for charter school business leaders. Learn more today at: https://buyq.org/consulting


    Interested in sponsorship? Reach out to us at podcast@buyq.org

    • 35 min
    #19 Developing shared language amongst your leadership team with Chad Miller, CEO at Pinnacle Charter School

    #19 Developing shared language amongst your leadership team with Chad Miller, CEO at Pinnacle Charter School

    Chad Miller, CEO of Pinnacle Charter School, explores the importance of shared language in leadership, tackling barriers and fostering collaboration. Discover strategies for alignment and growth.


    NEW Discover BuyQ Consulting Services: This month we are excited to announce the launch of our consulting practice for charter school business leaders. Learn more today at: https://buyq.org/consulting


    Interested in sponsorship? Reach out to us at podcast@buyq.org

    • 31 min
    #18 From Operator to Authorizer with Lana Ewing, Executive Director of the Maine Charter Commission

    #18 From Operator to Authorizer with Lana Ewing, Executive Director of the Maine Charter Commission

    We sit down with Lana Ewing, Executive Director of the Maine Charter Commission, to discuss her experience as a former operator now running the state authorizing body for Maine charter schools.


    NEW Discover BuyQ Consulting Services: This month we are excited to announce the launch of our consulting practice for charter school business leaders. Learn more today at: https://buyq.org/consulting


    Interested in sponsorship? Reach out to us at podcast@buyq.org

    • 29 min
    #17 Getting the people right as you scale with Jason Watts, CEO of Scholarship Prep, and Jason Sitomer, Managing Director at Charter Impact

    #17 Getting the people right as you scale with Jason Watts, CEO of Scholarship Prep, and Jason Sitomer, Managing Director at Charter Impact

    Hiring is hard. Hiring rapidly to support growth of your organization is even harder. We break down pitfalls and learnings to get hiring right as your school grows into new communities.


    NEW Discover BuyQ Consulting Services: This month we are excited to announce the launch of our consulting practice for charter school business leaders. Learn more today at: https://buyq.org/consulting


    Interested in sponsorship? Reach out to us at podcast@buyq.org

    • 46 min
    #16 Top 7 myths going from 'fully insured' to 'self-funded' with DSST's Nick Plantan (COO) and Ashley Wiegner (CPO) alongside HUB's Gary Clark

    #16 Top 7 myths going from 'fully insured' to 'self-funded' with DSST's Nick Plantan (COO) and Ashley Wiegner (CPO) alongside HUB's Gary Clark

    We sit down with the Chief Operating Officer and Chief People Officer of DSST to discuss their experience taking the organization from "fully insured" to "self-funded" as a strategic cost-saving and value creating initiative.


    NEW Discover BuyQ Consulting Services: This month we are excited to announce the launch of our consulting practice for charter school business leaders. Learn more today at: https://buyq.org/consulting


    Interested in sponsorship? Reach out to us at podcast@buyq.org

    • 44 min
    #15 Renegotiating your SaaS contracts... here's what you need to know (solo episode)

    #15 Renegotiating your SaaS contracts... here's what you need to know (solo episode)

    If I had to cut $100,000 out of my school/network's subscription costs, here is the 7 step process that I would follow and exactly what your team should know if you want to do the same.


    NEW Discover BuyQ Consulting Services: This month we are excited to announce the launch of our consulting practice for charter school business leaders. Learn more today at: https://buyq.org/consulting


    Interested in sponsorship? Reach out to us at podcast@buyq.org

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

DustyHokies ,

Super helpful

I’d recommend this to anyone in the charter school space- even if you aren’t on the operations side. Provides a window into the complexities of running a charter school. It’s a complex subject, but guests share their real-world experiences so we can learn from their successes and struggles. Overall a great listen.

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