Mashea Ashton Executive Director, New York , New Leaders for New Schools.
"Mashea Ashton is Executive Director for the New York Program and Senior Advisor for Charter School Policy at New Leaders for New Schools. From 2005-2006, Ashton served as the Executive Director for Charter Schools for the New York City Department of Education. There she set the vision and policy direction for charter schools throughout the city and supported an unprecedented $130 million effort to open 200 new small schools, including 58 new charter schools. Ashton served as the National Director of Recruitment and Selection for the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) from 2004-2005. Prior to this, she was the Midwest Director of Business Development for KIPP (2001-2004) and worked at Leadership for Quality Education's Charter School Resource Center (2000-2001). Ashton served as a special education teacher in Williamsburg, Virginia and Washington, D.C. (1997-2000), and is a founding board member for the Black Alliance for Educational Options." 
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- Mashea Ashton, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, accessed September 19, 2008.