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Knowledge Empowers: Visual Maps to Drive Your Strategic Planning

Wednesday, March 16 2:45 pm–4:00 pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 102A

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CharterZone will demonstrate why GIS mapping should drive board strategic planning. Visual data renders a deeper understanding of who you are, whom you serve, and how you need to grow.

Join CharterZone as they show you how interactive maps provide an opportunity to analyze your school community. Visualizing data renders a deeper understanding of who you are, whom you serve, how you need to grow and where you will be most successful. An engaging panel discussion will showcase how one charter-management organization used GIS mapping data to redefine who they are, whom they serve and where they will plan their growth.

Strand: Leadership and Advocacy
Topic: State of the Movement
Primary Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Veteran Charter School Leaders, Board Members, Authorizers, Charter School Leaders
Additional Audience(s): Teachers, Administrators, Teachers/Administrators, Veteran Charter School Leaders, Board Members, Business Managers, Charter School Developers, General Ed/Stakeholders, Authorizers, Charter School Leaders
Level: All
Grade Level: Multiple Grade Levels


Parker Hudnut Parker Hudnut, ICEF Public Schools

Parker Hudnut is currently CEO of the Inner-City Education Foundation (ICEF) Public Schools. In his time with ICEF, he has guided them from bankruptcy to financial strength and refocused organizational culture on instructional and operational excellence. Prior to ICEF, Mr. Hudnut served as Executive Director of Innovation & Charter Schools at the Los Angeles Unified School District. Previously, Mr. Hudnut was the founding COO/CFO for Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools. Mr. Hudnut holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a BA in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia.

JoAnn Koplin JoAnn Koplin, Koplin Design Partners

Ms Koplin has worked with charter schools for 15 years providing services through architecture firms, construction firms, as the Director of Facilities for CCSA and as an individual consultant assisting schools with facility related strategic planning services. At the start of 2015 she co-founded CharterZone: a data mapping service providing real time data analysis for existing sites and identification of neighborhoods in need of new charter school facilities.

Anita Landecker Anita Landecker, ExED

Anita Landecker serves as executive director of ExED and recently appointed interim executive director of Great Public Schools Now, a philanthropic effort to accelerate the growth of high-quality schools in Los Angeles. Prior to joining ExED, Ms. Landecker was Regional Vice President for Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation’s largest community development organization. While at LISC, she raised over $1 billion for investment in affordable housing, producing over 10,000 units of housing developed by community-based organizations. She serves on the board of Building Excellent Schools. She holds a master’s in City Planning from M.I.T. and a bachelor’s from UCSB.

Margeaux Randolph Margeaux Randolph, Reframe Labs

Margeaux's personal mission is to use her passion for data science to transform public education. Her expertise lies in big data, machine learning, predictive analytics, and GIS mapping. She has worked with leading non-profit organizations such as Leading Educators, Teach Plus, The New Teacher Project, ExED, and the California Charter Schools Association to provide innovative data and technology solutions. She is President of Data X Enterprises, and co-founded CharterZone, with facilities expert JoAnn Koplin. Margeaux earned a B.S. from M.I.T., MPP from the University of Southern California, and studied business intelligence in the MBA program at Tulane University's Freeman School of Business.

Elizabeth Robitaille Elizabeth Robitaille, California Charter Schools Association

CCSA Senior VP Achievement and Performance Management