Myrna Castrejón

Myrna Castrejón, Great Public Schools Now’s Executive Director, worked at the California Charter Schools Association in various key leadership roles since 2003, including as the Acting Chief Executive Officer. She has also been a consultant to the state-funded Urban Education Partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she helped develop eight innovative early education service centers in the most high-need areas of city; the Vice President of School and Family Networks for the Los Angeles Alliance for Student Achievement; and the director for family engagement for the Los Angeles Annenberg Metropolitan Project.

In these positions, Myrna saw parents’ deep desire to give their children real high-quality education opportunities when faced with so few choices. Her passion for this critical work comes from her background as a mother and an immigrant, and what she has seen is possible when commitment, opportunity and need combine to help families carve out better futures.

Contact: mcastrejon@greatpublicschoolsnow.org