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Rhode Island League of Charter Schools Announces New Executive Director

The Rhode Island League of Charter Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Chiara Deltito-Sharrott as its new executive director. The executive director is responsible for overseeing the organization’s general development, management, and operations, including all initiatives, strategic planning, membership services, fundraising, financial planning and management, policy activities, communications, board and external relations. Deltito-Sharrott will begin on August 1, 2023.

Those close to the charter school movement know Chiara through her work as the founder of CDS Educational Consulting which, among other projects, has provided charter school support in the way of developing fundraising strategies, strategic planning, charter expansion, and charter renewal. Prior to founding CDS, Deltito-Sharrott worked at the Rhode Island Department of Education as an education specialist for charter school authorizing, and as the state director for the federal charter school program grant. She is also proud to have started her career with the Providence Public School District as a grant writer and development coach.

In addition to her work experience, Chiara is earning an Ed.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, and was previously awarded a Master of Arts in Urban Education Policy at Brown University, at which time she interned with Rhode Island League of Charter Schools. Chiara first came to Rhode Island as an undergraduate student at Providence College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public and Community Service Studies.

“The Board of Directors is enthusiastic about Chiara Deltito-Sharrott becoming its next executive director,” said Christopher Haskins, Chair of the Board of Directors of the R.I. League of Charter Schools and Head of School at the Paul Cuffee School. “In addition to her deep knowledge and experience in the public charter school sector, Chiara has a clear vision that she will use to help bring the Rhode Island League of Charter Schools to a new level of excellence.”

“I am both honored and excited to take on this position,” said Chiara Deltito-Sharrott. “I am committed to bringing my values of adaptability, justice, idealism and collaboration to my work with the League. In stepping into this role, I am looking forward to continuing to put more resources into the hands of frontline leaders and educators making a direct impact.”

The Rhode Island League of Charter Schools’ mission is to advocate for its members by supporting charter public schools as leaders in expanding choice and supporting and informing the public-school reform movement across the state. The League, founded in 2001, is guided by the directors of the member schools and provides a forum for advocacy, sharing of best practices, and collaboration. Our 20 schools are free and open to the public, funded by the public and held accountable to the public. We enroll students through a fair and transparent lottery system, which is open to all students, including many from low income, diverse communities.