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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

Director of Charter Development

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. 

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Kiara Thompson

Legal Programs 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.

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Candice Ball

Business Manager & Financial Program Coordinator

Ms. Candice Ball serves as financial and operational support for the SCSC

Scott Riley

Research Analyst

As Research Analyst, Mr. Scott Riley supports SCSC research initiatives, as well as the program evaluation and academic accountability functions of the Research & Evaluation team.