Search
Close this search box.

Charlie Bufalino

| Senior Director, State Advocacy and Support

About Charlie Bufalino

Charlie joins the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools as Senior Director of State Advocacy and Support, working toward improving public charter school laws across the country and supporting the growth and expansion of high-quality public charter schools.  Formerly, Charlie served the state of Tennessee as the Assistant Commissioner of Policy & Legislative Affairs for the Department of Education and Governor’s Office.  In this role, he successfully executed the passage of 13 administration education bills, highlighted by the historic passage of major reforms including: The Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement Act (a full overhaul of Tennessee’s K-12 funding formula for the first time in 30 years); The Literacy Success Act (foundational reform of early literacy instruction, teacher preparation, and funding supports); and The Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act (permanently established summer learning camps and tutoring opportunities for at-risk students).

Charlie began his career as a start-up employee of Rocketship Education, where he helped drive overall national expansion efforts by leading growth strategy, policy and legislative advocacy work, and the writing and securing charters.  Charlie graduated from Pomona College with a bachelor’s degree in History, and received his Master’s in Public Policy from Vanderbilt University. Charlie has spent his career working in education reform due to his concern with eliminating the achievement gap, the systemic effects of poverty on society, and education’s role in alleviating these ills.  He also moonlights as a recreational hockey player, desperately clinging to the hope of an NHL call-up.

Notice

You are now leaving the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Website

trophy icon

Memorial Gifts

Contact Celia Hagerman at [email protected] or 202-600-8994.

trophy icon

Commemorative Gifts

Contact Celia Hagerman at [email protected] or 202-600-8994.

Notice

You are now leaving the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Website

Notice

You are now leaving the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Website

Notice

You are now leaving the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Website

Notice

You are now leaving the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Website

Notice

You are now leaving the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Website

Notice

You are now leaving the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Website

STAY INFORMED

Get the latest charter school updates straight to your inbox.

shapes icon

Wire Transfers

For questions regarding wire transfers, please email of call Celia Hagerman at [email protected] or 202-600-8994.

shapes icon

Gifts of Stock

For questions regarding stock, please email of call Celia Hagerman at [email protected] or 202-600-8994.

shapes icon

Matching Gifts

If you or your spouse work for a company that provides matching gifts, you can make an even bigger impact! To have your gift matched, you must submit your company’s completed matching gift form.

Please send all completed matching gift forms to:

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
800 Connecticut Ave. N.W. Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006.

If this donation will be potentially matched, please provide the company name.

Advocates Council

Contact Celia Hagerman at [email protected] or 202-600-8994.

calendar icon

Legacy Society

Contact Celia Hagerman at [email protected] or 202-600-8994 to learn more about the Legacy Society or for any other inquiries regarding planned giving.