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Vashaunta Harris

Vice President of Professional Networks

Office: 989-317-3510

About Vashaunta

Vashaunta has a rich history in K-12 education. After graduating from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, she began her career in education as a 2008 Teach for America Baltimore corps member, teaching high school biology and chemistry with Baltimore City Public Schools. After completing a master’s program at Johns Hopkins, she joined Scholar Academies charter management organization as an operations coordinator/manager serving schools in PA, DC, NJ, and TN. She then served DC Public Schools as a Director of Strategic School Operations, and also served the South Carolina Public Charter School District as Chief of Access & Equity, before going out on her own and becoming a dedicated executive coach and consultant in 2022.

Connected Team

James N. Goenner, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Jim Goenner serves as President & CEO of the National Charter Schools Institute

Mary Bradley

Chief Operating Officer

Passionate about traveling, exploring other cultures and providing great educational options.

Mark J. Weinberg

Vice President for Leadership & Learning

Experienced world traveler, who is passionate about learning and providing great schools for kids.

Lisa Bergman


Excited to be in large groups of people and passionate about school systems that work.

Our Dream

All of our nation’s children will dream BIG and have access to the education and encouragement they need to succeed.