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Quality & Growth: Existing School Services

Our Existing School Services are designed to support current charter administrators and educators in achieving and sustaining achievement and success for their respective schools.

Quality School Support

  • We want every school to meet the expectations, needs and accountability standards of their district and community. TCSC develops training, workshops, and technical assistance to promote and sustain the quality of charter schools.
  • Audience: Existing charter schools
  • Contact: Jaques Hamilton, jaques [at] tnchartercenter [dot] org

BoardSmart: Board and Governance Training & Certification


  • Board certification ensures that all members involved in making influential decisions are knowledgeable and qualified. TCSC provides charter boards across Tennessee with impactful training and certification opportunities on a yearly basis to better support the operations, development, and sustainability of high-quality schools. (Note: Per TN law, TCSC is required to certify that boards have completed board training requirements annually.)
  • Audience: Charter school board members
  • Contact: Marceia Ashe, marceia [at] tnchartercenter [dot] org

Educator Exchange (EdX)

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  • Aimed at providing charter leaders with opportunities for training and collaborations, these local and statewide gathering are prime opportunities to share best practices and gain key learnings. Charter leaders, teachers and administrative supports come together to lead, learn and innovate ways to better serve students and families across the state. Check out the Events page for upcoming opportunities such as the Regional Summit and State Conference.
  • Audience: Charter school leaders, educators, and operational supports
  • Contact: Marceia Ashe, marceia [at] tnchartercenter [dot] org

TCSC Job Board

  • TCSC hosts a collective job board for posting career opportunities in charter schools across the state. Fin your next great education career opportunity on the job board here.
  • Audience: Existing charter schools
  • Contact: Cameron Quick, cameron [at] tnchartercenter [dot] org

School Growth & Replication

  • Growing the number of high-quality seats for Tennessee students is a priority for TCSC. We provide resource support for charter schools interested in growing by a grade level or replicating their school.
  • Audience: Existing Charter Schools interested in growing by grade level or campus
  • Contact: Marceia Ashe, marceia [at] tnchartercenter [dot] org

Memphis Innovation Challenge (MIC)

  • The MIC is challenging charter schools to take innovation to the next level by recruiting experienced charter leaders to design and apply to open high-quality, innovative charter schools. Memphis Innovation Challenge Fellows receive direct support and financial funding during their two years in the Fellowship as they work to and through the application and review process.
  • Audience: Experienced School Leaders interested in starting innovative charter schools
  • Contact: Marceia Ashe, marceia [at] tnchartercenter [dot] org

Nashville Charter Collaborative

  • The Nashville Charter Collaborative offers leaders of the city's high achievement and high growth public charter schools a structure to work together on areas of shared need, such as professional development and recruitment of high-quality teachers. Collectively, members of the Collaborative believe that education transforms lives and that every child in Nashville has the right to a high-quality public education. In the fall of 2018, the Collaborative formalized as a program of the Tennessee Charter School Center to provide the member schools with an official structure to continue growing their work together. 

Check out the Nashville Charter Collaborative website here.