at the Hilton Columbia Center in Columbia, South Carolina

The Leadership Summit provides the venue for charter school peers to come together and exchange ideas on how to strengthen our collective missions and create real and lasting impact.

The Leadership Summit puts participants at the intersection of policy and practice. Sessions are unique and relevant, while presenters challenge us to rethink, reinvent, and refocus. This year's presenters include national experts, elected officials, and school leaders.

Tuesday, March 27th

9:00am  - Registration Opens

9:30am  - Welcome & Opening Session with The Honorable Greg Hembree, State Senator

10:00am  - State Department of Education - Charter Updates

10:15am  - School Campus Safety Panel - Moderated by: Mike Sinclair, Principal of Brashier Middle College

10:45am  - Facility Panel - Moderated by: The Honorable Curtis Loftis, State Treasurer

11:30am - Keynote: The Honorable Molly M. Spearman, State Superintendent of Education

Noon - Networking Lunch with Dessert Reception to follow in lobby

1:15pm - EVAAS - Dan Ralyea, SC Department of Education

2:45pm - Assessment Panel – Moderated by: Dr. Coleman

3:30pm - Power Break

3:40pm - Kevin Chavous

4:50pm - Closing Remarks: Carol Aust, PCSASC Acting Executive Director

5:00 - 7:00pm  Legislative Reception

Wednesday, March 28th

8:00am - Meet in Lobby of Hilton Columbia for Updates and Logistics for the Morning

9:00am - Visit Statehouse, Observe Subcommittee Meetings, and Meet with Legislators 

9:30am - Public School Options Rally at the State House



Our great thanks to these corporate partners who support the work of the Alliance throughout the year: