I am Traci Bryant-Riches and in 2010 I joined the charter school world of South Carolina when I left the State Department of Education for the SC Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) where I oversaw Federal Programs. The rapid growth of the District quickly lead me to the position of Charter Initiatives Director.
Since leaving the SCPCSD, I have opened or provided opening services to:
Oceanside Collegiate Academy with Pinnacle Charter Academies in Mt Pleasant, SC
Legion Collegiate Academy with Pinnacle Charter Academies
East Link Academy, a Chinese immersion school in Greenville, SC.
Thornwell Charter School in Clinton, SC
Palmetto Achievement Center for Excellence (PACE) Academy in Columbia, SC opening fall 2021
Schools with management consulting services:
Coastal Leadership Academy in Myrtle Beach, SC
Sitting on both sides of the charter school table has given me a wealth of knowledge. I understand both the role of a charter school authorizer and what it takes to open and operate a charter school. The latter being a much bigger job!
Now, I can be more to more charter schools, potential charter schools and new authorizers. Let me use my knowledge and experience to help you join the charter school world!