Carra Powell is a leading advocacy, policy and community grassroots organizer. Her work has influenced the school choice conversation at the national, state and local level. Her nearly 20 year education career has honed her skills and expanded her knowledge base in preparation for the role of Director of Policy and Advocacy at Tennessee Charter School Center.
Most recently, Carra worked as the Director of Enrollment and Community Engagement to found and recruit families for Compass Community Schools, a six school charter network in Memphis, TN. Carra has also worked with the American Federation for Children, Jubilee Catholic Schools, and the Black Alliance for Educational Options.
Carra believes that all children should have access to a high quality education regardless of their zip code. She has dedicated her professional career to advancing choice-friendly policies that empower children and parents. Beyond her professional roles, Carra enjoys spending time with her three children, leading parenting classes, volunteering at her church, and playing with her two dogs.