Temecula, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
Charter School Management Corporation (CSMC), the nation’s largest and most experienced back office operator for charter schools, provides “back office” financial and startup services to emerging and growing charter schools, ranging from 60 students on one campus to more than 6,000 students on multiple campuses. CSMC’s charter and district school clients are located in 11 states, including California where the company is headquartered. CSMC has continued to experience steady growth both in California and nationwide and currently supports more than 200 schools. To support this expansion, CSMC has hired Tom Nichols as its School Business Specialist.
Charter School Management Corporation is pleased to announce that Tom Nichols is part of the expanding CSMC team as of August 11th as its School Business Specialist to focus on both Los Angeles area charter schools and schools nationwide. With over 25 years in public education and private industry management, Tom was most recently an integral part of the leadership of the Charter Schools Division of Los Angeles Unified School District.
President Sandro Lanni stated that “Tom brings increased skill sets and a new department to our current and future client base. He will be bringing his knowledge of compliance to a nationwide audience.”
Tom Nichols has over 25 years of experience in both public education and private industry management. He has spent the last six years in the Charter Schools Division (CSD) of Los Angeles Unified School District, a division which has authorized more charters than any other major urban school district in the country.
As a member of the CSD's leadership team, Tom collaborated with - and provided support to - a multitude of charter leaders, as they assessed and worked to improve instructional programs, operational systems, and organizational management. Recently, Tom coordinated and led the division's effort to refine its oversight practices, and was instrumental in developing consistency in the design, execution, and reporting on charter school oversight visits. Tom holds an MA in Educational Administration from California Lutheran, an Education Specialist teaching credential from Cal State Northridge, and a BA in Economics from UCLA.
As a School Business Specialist, he will be working closely with staff in CSMC’s Los Angeles office to support Los Angeles area charter schools on both financial issues and bringing his experience in oversight practices to aid all existing and new clients as well.
Charter schools interested in learning more about Charter School Management Corporation’s back office and startup services, please visit http://www.csmci.com or contact Jennifer Afdahl Rice at 888.994.CSMCx248.
About Charter School Management Corporation
Charter School Management Corporation (CSMC) is the largest and most experienced provider of “back office” and startup services to charter schools in the nation. Since 2000, CSMC has helped design, develop and provide services for charter schools in 11 states.
Typical back office services include financial management, budget forecasting, bookkeeping, compliance services, and payroll. CSMC provides far more than back office services, however. Its 70+ employees support more than 200 schools with back office services as well as many of their operational, policy, financing, student data, longitudinal student tracking and school development needs (csmci.com).
Jennifer Afdahl Rice
Chief Client Services Officer
Charter School Management Corporation