Karega Rausch, president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), announced today that Courtney Hughley joins NACSA as vice president of communications.
“I’m honored to join NACSA as the vice president of communications and look forward to communicating our vision for centering community voices, especially communities of color and lower-income communities,” said Hughley.
In her role as vice president of communications, Hughley works nationally to share NACSA’s roadmap to address the lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the education movement; build authorizing systems and policies with communities; and share best practices across the education field.
Hughley previously served as chief communications and strategy officer and chief operating officer at Crossroads Charter Schools of Kansas City, as well as working in corporate communications.
“Courtney has a deep knowledge of storytelling and a deep commitment to listening to and centering communities,” said Rausch. “She is a critical member of our leadership team as we embark on what authorizing and schooling will look like as the global pandemic continues.”
Hughley holds a master’s degree in business from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is based in Houston, Texas. She is married to Ron and they have three kids: Ronald, Loren, and Nicholas.
She can be reached at [email protected] or 816-305-8793.