FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Maia Sharpley has joined Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) as executive vice president of innovation and strategic initiatives. She will develop innovative partnerships and solutions as well as oversee marketing, communications and PR initiatives. Sharpley will also develop CSUSA's strategic vision, and act as key advisor responsible for execution of the CEOs special initiatives. Sharpley most recently served as vice president for strategy and innovation with Kaplan, Inc.
Sharpley's experience spans the globe with deep roots in the K-12 and post-secondary education industry. In addition to her work in the United States, she has worked in China and Australia building businesses for Kaplan. Prior to her time at Kaplan, she served in a variety of executive positions with the New York City Department of Education and as strategy consultant for management consulting firms.
She earned her Master of Business Administration in corporate strategy and international business from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Arts in political science, international relations from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She serves on the National Advisory Board of TheDreamUS, the largest scholarship organization for DREAMers, Lea®n Trials, an EdTech startup as well as Village Capital's Education Advisory Board. Sharpley is also a mentor to EdTech companies participating in Techstars and DreamIt's Accelerators.
"We are very excited to have Ms. Sharpley join our team," said Jon Hage, chairman and CEO of Charter Schools USA. "Her background in education, along with her extensive experience with start-ups and business management will help us accelerate our growth trajectory. As one of the fastest growing education service providers in the United States, CSUSA is ready to have a person of Ms. Sharpley's caliber helping us navigate into new markets in the US and abroad."
CSUSA, the first education management company to receive corporation system-wide accreditation through AdvancED, is one of the nation's leading school operators. The company currently manages 77 schools in seven states serves nearly 70,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Recognized throughout the United States as an innovative leader, the company is responsible for opening schools in both low-performing and high performing school districts and bringing students to unprecedented success. For more information about CSUSA, please visit charterschoolsusa.com.
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