25th Annual California
Charter Schools Conference
Fortune School of Education
Margaret Fortune, CEO, Fortune School of Education Margaret Fortune is President/CEO of Fortune School of Education. Under Fortune's leadership, the organization launched a network of K-12 public charter schools in Sacramento and San Bernardino, focused on closing the African American achievement gap. The network currently includes seven schools with combined enrollment of over 1700 students. Fortune also operates a graduate school of education, credentialing teachers and school administrators for a consortium of over 60 school districts and charter schools. In 2017, Fortune opened an early college high school in partnership with Cosumnes River College and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Students are able to earn their high school diploma and their associate's degree upon graduation. A graduate of UC Berkeley and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Fortune served as an education adviser to two California Governors. Fortune is a Trustee Emerita of the California State University, a Pahara-Aspen Fellow, and incoming Board Chair for the California Charter Schools Association.
The 25th annual conference will be held March 26–28, 2018 in San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention Center.