Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones

2021 NACSA Leader

Executive Director, Maine Charter School Commission

Jeremy is the Executive Director of the Maine Charter School Commission. Prior to this, Jeremy has served at multiple levels on the authorizer and operator sides of the charter school movement. He was a 2005 Teach For America corps member in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas where he taught middle school math. He helped the expansion of the YES Prep Public Schools in Houston as the Senior Director of Recruitment and Selection before joining the founding team of the Achievement School District in Tennessee as the district’s communications director. Jeremy was also a principal at an innovative district-charter partnership school in Houston and the Founding Executive Director of Democracy Prep in Texas. In his current role, Jeremy works to ensure that charter schools in Maine operate at their most effectively. His team is building supports for governing boards and establishing training protocols for the ongoing education of board members. They are also revising the performance framework. Jeremy earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and his Juris Master’s degree from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in Tucson.


Most Recent Posts
ESSER and the Fiscal Cliff
Big changes are on the horizon for charter school authorizers and the schools in their portfolios: the end of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. Managing this change will...
NACSA passes the mic to EnTere Ed Collective
As we think about the future of education—especially for kids who look like us—it’s hard not to also reflect on where we’ve come from. Countless folx of color have paved...
Untapped Expertise: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as Charter School Authorizers
Today, NACSA and the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) released a report titled Untapped Expertise: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as Charter School Authorizers, calling on policymakers to increase pathways...