Tysie McDowell-Ray of Crossroads Charter Schools receives national recognition

Congratulations to Tysie McDowell-Ray who was recently selected to receive a 2019 Charter School Leadership Award by the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools. Tysie is the Co-founder and Chief Academic Officer at Crossroads Charter Schools in Kansas City. The Charter School Leadership Awards honor African American charter school leaders and advocates who are spearheading the movement to give parents and students high-quality public school opportunities.  Awardees were selected based on their demonstrated leadership, their commitment to the cities they serve and their school’s academic results and progress in closing the achievement gap.


This year Congressman Lacy Clay will also be recognized for his support and commitment to high-performing public charter schools in his community. In St. Louis, more than 12,000 students and families are choosing charter school educations.


These awards will be presented during Congressional Black Caucus’ 49th Annual Legislative Conference on Wednesday, September 11th in Washington, DC.


 The awards were given in partnership with United Negro College Fund, The 74, 

KIPP Foundation, and Roland Martin, a Haitian American Journalist.