Christine Isett

About Christine Isett

Christine Isett is the Director of Communications for TCSA. Email her at with post suggestions, to submit a news item or write a guest column.

Tools for Schools

Leading a school well is no easy task. Supporting staff sufficiently and prioritizing student progress above the tyranny of the urgent requires laser focus and relentless determination.

TCSA is committed to helping school leaders, their teams, and their boards keep their eyes on what matters most, as they serve some of the underserved students and […]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Member Services, Quality, Training||

Guest Blog: Hurricane Harvey Federal Procurement Requirements

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, we know many impacted open-enrollment charter school operators are left with questions about how to repair the damage and how to serve students displaced by the storm. Among several resources, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has provided guidance on emergency procurement under Texas Education Code (TEC) […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Categories: Legal, Member Services, News, Solution Providers, TEA||

TCSA’s Nomination Slate Announced

The 2017 Nomination Slate was recently announced and there are a total of 14 positions open for TCSA’s leadership election this year.  The slate is available on the voting page of the TCSA Quality Portal and charter leaders must log in to view the voting page.

Electronic voting, candidate bios, and campaign videos will […]

Interim Executive Director

Earlier this summer, I announced that I would conclude my service as the Executive Director of TCSA. As part of our commitment to keep you informed on the transition of the association, I have an important update to share with you today.

Last week, TCSA’s Board of Directors unanimously voted in favor of appointing Chuck […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Categories: Member Services, News||

Are You In? Join the Texas Charter Revolution!

The new Texas Charter Revolution website ( launches as students head back to school, and families get into the swing of homework, sports, and all the other activities that gear up in a new academic year. For Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey, we hope soon the schools in the affected areas […]

Hurricane Harvey

The wake of Hurricane Harvey has been devastating to Texans in the Gulf Coast Region over the last week, and we continue to monitor the full effects of this storm.

As you know, Houston, Corpus Christi, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and the surrounding areas are home to a large number of public charter schools serving thousands of […]

2017 TCSACon: Speakers & Sessions

Speakers and session content are now available for the 2017 TCSA Charter Schools Conference in the TCSA Conference App. The conference will convene national and state charter school innovators, reformers, and leaders at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine on October 11-13, 2017. Two new strands have been added to the conference this […]

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: Conference, Quality, Training|Tags: , , |

TCSA’s Upcoming Fall Webinars

Immigration and Your Charter School: Protecting Rights of Schools and Students in an Age of Immigration Enforcement

This webinar will highlight best practices on matters pertaining to federal and state law enforcement agencies in light of new and anticipated rulings and interpretations of immigration enforcement practices.

Presented by Joseph Hoffer from Shulman, Lopez, Hoffer and […]

New School Year, New Policies!

Student Code of Conduct, 3rd Edition

The Student Code of Conduct, 3rd Edition is now available for purchase in the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) Quality Portal. The 3rd Edition incorporates changes from the 85th Legislative Session, including David’s Law (SB 179, the anti-bullying bill). Schools interested in the Student Code of Conduct can […]

Celebrating Improved Charter Performance!

There is much to celebrate with the latest Texas Education Agency (TEA) academic accountability ratings that were released last week. More charter campuses than ever, 538 in all, achieved Met Standard or Alternative Standard accountability, while the number of charter holders meeting standard increased to 85 percent, a 4.8 percent increase over […]