The New York Charter Schools Association is pleased to be joining public charter school communities throughout the country to recognize National Charter Schools Week, May 7-13.

National Charter Schools Week is an annual celebration of charter schools and our community of educators, parents, students and leaders. This year’s celebration will focus on the contribution of charter school teachers in co-recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week.

It is truly an honor and a privilege to play a role in supporting and educating the children of New York and it is a responsibility that those of us in the charter community do not take lightly. I am so proud to say that our teachers and school staff work tirelessly to ensure a positive and successful experience for all children. From classroom innovation and enriching extracurriculars to championing charter school advocacy efforts, our teachers routinely go above and beyond.

We thank you, teachers, for everything you do for our students and our families on a daily basis.

And throughout this very special week of celebration, we also want to recognize and thank our charter school families. Your support and advocacy on behalf of the state’s 170,000+ public charter school students is invaluable. We are stronger because of you.

On behalf of the New York Charter Schools Association, we want to acknowledge all of our members–as well as the entire public charter school community–for the integral role you play in the success of our children. We are honored to support you in your endeavors and celebrate you not only this week, but every week throughout the year.


Yomika S. Bennett
Executive Director