The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) named Mr. Chuck Cook the Leader of the Year at the 2016 Texas Charter Schools Conference. Mr. Cook received recognition and his award at a luncheon with Governor Greg Abbott and Deputy Commissioner AJ Crabill.

The Leader of the Year award recognizes charter leaders who advocate for charters at the state and national level, have successfully replicated high performing charters which are innovative in their approaches to educating all students, and serve as a mentor to other charter leaders.

Mr. Cook is the Co-founder and CEO of Responsive Education Solutions (ResponsiveED) which was established in 1998. Since then, he has led ResponsiveEd’s expansion into one of the largest charter school systems in the state. ResponsiveED operates more than 70 campuses, employs more than 2,200 educators, and serves more than 22,000 students in grades K-12. The focus of these charter schools vary from credit recovery to STEM to classical education. His mission is to provide hope for students through innovative, character-based, personalized learning environments where they are academically successful and develop into lifelong learners.

TCSA thanks Mr. Cook for his service and strong commitment to the students of Texas!