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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. Cerrone Lockett provides counsel regarding compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations affecting elementary and secondary schools, governmental entities, and nonprofit organizations.  Ms. Cerrone Lockett oversees the SCSC’s legal team and the charter application and operational monitoring processes.

Erica Acha-Morfaw

Erica Acha-Morfaw

Administrative Assistant

As Administrative Assistant, Ms. Erica Acha-Morfaw manages and executes operational administrative functions, recruits and manages interns, oversees legislative tracking, and serves as agency liaison for constituents and stakeholders.

Sarah Beck

Sarah Beck

Associate General Counsel and Operational Accountability Manager

As Associate General Counsel, Operational Accountability Manager, and a member of the SCSC legal team, Ms. Sarah Beck manages the SCSC’s operational monitoring processes and assesses the legal compliance of state charter school governing boards and staffs.

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Darcy Callaway

Business Manager

As Business Manager, Ms. Darcy Callaway maintains the agency budget, oversees office administrative functions, recruits and manages interns and serves as a constituent and legislative liaison.

Kristen Easterbrook

Kristen Easterbrook

Charter Development Manager

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

Mu'min Islam

Associate General Counsel

As Associate General Counsel and a member of the SCSC legal team, Mr. Mu’min Islam manages the SCSC’s charter application process, serves as the agency’s Open Records Officer, and responds to stakeholder complaints.

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.