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Lauren Holcomb

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Ms. Lauren Holcomb oversees SCSC agency operations, including strategic planning, policy, communications and other activities. Ms. Holcomb works closely with commissioners, state leaders and stakeholders to align SCSC initiatives with the state's education goals and ensure that state charter schools are fulfilling the SCSC mission of providing students with high quality educational opportunities. 

Morgan Felts

Morgan Felts

Chief Operations Officer

Ms. Morgan Felts oversees the accountability team and many internal aspects of SCSC operations. 

Cerrone Lockett

General Counsel

As General Counsel and a member of the executive leadership team, Ms. Cerrone Lockett provides legal guidance to the Executive Director in executive and policy decision-making. Ms. Lockett provides counsel regarding compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations affecting elementary and secondary schools, governmental entities, and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Lockett also oversees the SCSC’s legal team and the charter application and operational monitoring processes.

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Erica Acha-Morfaw

Administrative & Communications Coordinator

As Administrative & Communications Coordinator, Ms. Erica Acha-Morfaw manages and executes operational administrative functions, recruits and manages interns, oversees legislative tracking, oversees the communications and outreach initiatives for the SCSC, and serves as agency liaison for constituents and stakeholders.

Kristen Easterbrook

Kristen Easterbrook

Charter Development Manager

Ms. Kristen Easterbrook oversees the development of state charter schools from petitioners to operational schools. 

Katie Manthey

Katie Manthey

Director of Research & Evaluation

Ms. Katie Manthey oversees SCSC research initiatives, program evaluation, academic accountability and charter renewals. In this role, Ms. Manthey assesses whether state charter schools are fulfilling the SCSC mission of providing students with a better educational opportunity. 

Kathy Schieber

Financial Analyst

In the Financial Analyst position, Ms. Kathy Schieber is responsible for the review and analysis of state charter school petition budgets; monitoring and evaluating the performance of state charter schools; managing SCSC’s Approved Auditor Program; and the evaluation of state charter funding allotments. 

Kristen Settlemire

Associate General Counsel

Ms. Kristen Settlemire is an Associate General Counsel at the SCSC.

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Kiara Thompson

Program Coordinator

As Program Coordinator, Ms. Kiara Thompson is responsible for overseeing Governance Training Certifications and providing support for several of SCSC’s accountability programs.

Erin Wright

Associate General Counsel

Ms. Erin Wright reviews charter school petitions, assists with operational monitoring of charter schools, provides feedback and technical assistance to petitioners and existing charter schools, responds to complaints made to the agency, handles open records act requests, and reviews contracts on behalf of the agency.