Jonathan Hage joins CER Board of Directors

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Center for Education Reform (CER) announced the election of Jonathan Hage, founder, chairman, president and CEO of Charter Schools USA, Inc. to its Board of Directors. From his service in the U.S. Army to his creation of Charter Schools USA, Hage’s personal life and professional career have been dedicated to service, leadership and creating systemic change.

“It’s an honor to join The Center for Education Reform’s Board of Directors, who for over two decades have tirelessly fought for the positive reforms we have seen take hold all across the country,” said Hage. “I look forward to advancing CER’s mission in giving parents the fundamental power to access better educational opportunities for their children and most importantly working with leaders across the country to put students first.”

In 1997, Hage founded Charter Schools USA, which has since become one of the premier charter management entities in the country, demonstrating a steadfast dedication to student achievement and parental involvement. Prior to Charter Schools USA, Hage worked to improve education as director of research at the Foundation for Florida’s Future.

Hage was named “Floridian of the Year” by Florida Trend Magazine in 2012, and recently founded The Giving Tree Foundation, dedicated to providing learning tools to low-income students and their families.

“The contributions of Jonathan Hage to bring positive change to our nation’s schools cannot be overstated, and we are thrilled he is joining our already distinguished and diverse board of directors,” said Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform. “Jon’s leadership and experience in facilitating quality schools across the country will be an integral asset to the strategic priorities of the organization.”

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