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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. 

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Morgan Felts

Chief Operations Officer

As Chief Operations Officer, Ms. Morgan Felts oversees and provides counsel to the Executive Director on agency operations, including the agency budget, human resources, information technology, communications, strategic planning, and general office coordination. 


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. 

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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. 

Kristen Easterbrook

Kristen Easterbrook

Director of Charter Development

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

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Erin Wright

Deputy General Counsel

As Deputy General Counsel, Ms. Erin Wright reviews charter school petitions and assists with the operational monitoring of charter schools. 

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Tiffany Leach

Associate General Counsel

As Associate General Counsel, Ms. Tiffany Leach oversees state charter schools’ operational monitoring and assists with reviewing charter school petitions.  Ms. Leach responds to complaints made to the agency, assists with open records act requests, tracks legislation impacting charter schools, and provides guidance and support to the agency’s legal programs.

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Candice Ball

Business Manager & Financial Program Coordinator

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

Erica Acha-Morfaw

Erica Acha-Morfaw

Communications Specialist

As the Communications Specialist, Ms. Erica Acha-Morfaw manages, executes and oversees the communications and outreach initiatives for the SCSC, and serves as agency liaison for constituents and stakeholders.

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.

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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.

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Crystal Saldana

Office Coordinator

As office coordinator, Mrs. Crystal Saldana supports the operational and administrative functions of the agency. 

Naquita Smith

Naquita Smith

Charter Development Coordinator

As Charter Development Program Coordinator, Ms. Naquita Smith is responsible for providing support for the SCSC’s training and technical assistance programs in addition to supporting schools during the pre-opening phase.