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Chris Bash

About Chris Bash

Chris has over 20 years of experience in business, marketing and design. During his career, he has worked across 7 vastly different industries, most recently spending eight years in the finance sector. Chris holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Arts degree with honors in Advertising, both from Texas Tech University.

Governor Abbott Appointment of Mike Morath as Education Commissioner

The Texas Charter Schools Association applauds Governor Abbott’s selection of Dallas ISD Trustee as the next Commissioner of Education. Abbott’s bold selection signals the Governor’s strong commitment to meeting the needs of all students. Morath is a thoughtful, student-centered advocate, who is driven by research. He is unafraid to tackle tough issues facing […]

Educational Choice and Inspiration Across North Texas

One of the greatest aspects of working for TCSA is that I get to visit charter schools across the great state of Texas. I love touring schools, seeing children flourish and being inspired by passionate educational entrepreneurs. Last week, David Dunn and I spent three days in North Texas visiting  seven schools, each with […]

Senate Education Committee Interim Hearing Synopsis

Monday, December 7th, the Senate Education Committee held an interim hearing to consider testimony on the implementation of SB 2 from the 83rd Legislative Session, the disposition of state property, and charter school facility funding. Interim hearings are held during a legislative interim for legislative committees to hear testimony on specific issues identified by […]

A Tour of Texas Part 1, with Brian Levy

Rowlett, TX:
My most recent charter school tour across Texas brought me to the “#1 Small City in America to Move To” – Rowlett, Texas. It is here where I landed at Education Center International Academy (ECIA).

ECIA has been serving students in the Dallas area (Rowlett and Sunnyvale) since 2001. As […]

Join TCSA & Enter the Raffle!

We know you labor day-in and day-out to create a new generation of passionate and engaged students. We know there is an always-changing to-do list before you. We know the work never ends, yet you continue to push on and support Texas charters and TCSA, for which we are both grateful and proud. TCSA […]

TCSA takes a tour of El Paso Leadership Academy

Texas Charter Schools Association’s Executive Director, David Dunn, and Director of Advocacy, Martha Fernandez, had the honor of touring El Paso Leadership Academy earlier this week. El Paso Leadership is in its second year of operation serving grades 6 and 7 with plans to expand up through grade 12 soon. EPLA has more than […]

A Few Words from Kevin & Geanene

From Kevin: Onto the Next Adventure. As some know, I will officially retire on November 30. I have to say that the years with Texas Charter Schools Association have been enjoyably fulfilling. I have had the opportunity to work with dedicated, committed professionals in the dynamic environment of Education.  I count these people among […]

By |December 1st, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

“Dad, what do you do?”

The other night while I was buckling in my 4 1/2 year old son into his carseat he asked, “Dad, what do you do?” I thought for a second… what’s the best way I can respond that he can digest? And then it hit me… “I help schools, Graham.” 

When it comes down to it, […]

Your New Director of Legal and Policy Services

This past June my former 4th graders graduated high school, and though I couldn’t be there to celebrate with them, it was a very proud day for me. Eight years ago I was a founding member of the first middle school Aspire Public Schools opened in Los Angeles, branching out from Oakland, California. As […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Legal, Member Services, News|Tags: , |

Your Voices Have Been Heard!

Today the charter school movement achieved an important win: the State Board of Education voted to give qualifying charter schools earlier access to the recent increase for Permanent School Fund bond guarantee program. The new effective date is February 1, 2016 as opposed to the previous effective date of September 1, 2016. This vote is significant because […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Advocacy, News|Tags: , , , |