After launching Great Public Schools Now, Castrejón will now lead association representing California’s charter school community
October 1, 2018 (Los Angeles, CA)- The Board of Directors of the California Charter Schools Association announced today that it has chosen Myrna Castrejón as the organization’s new president and CEO. She will be stepping down as executive director of Great Public Schools Now at the end of the year to assume this new role.
Myrna joined GPSN after a 13-year stint at CCSA in leadership roles ranging from leading regional growth and advocacy to heading up government affairs and serving as the acting CEO for the organization. She then joined GPSN as the founding executive director in early 2016, helping to launch the organization, recruit the board of directors, staff the organization, and shepherd its initial grant making.
During Myrna’s tenure, GPSN replicated and expanded high-performing schools, strengthened the teacher pipeline, increased parent advocacy and voice, and strengthened community engagement to build a constituency for quality and equity across LA’s most impacted neighborhoods. GPSN’s work has now reached more than 35,000 parents.Read More