Rep. Bradford honored as “Charter Champion” at Lake Norman Charter School

By September 20, 2022 News

Today the Coalition presented Rep. John Bradford (R-Mecklenburg) with a 2022 “Charter Champion” award. The award recognizes Rep. Bradford’s  strong support of public charter schools in the North Carolina General Assembly.

‘A fierce voice … for the importance of public charter schools’

In her remarks, Coalition Executive Director Lindalyn Kakadelis called Rep. Bradford a “fierce voice in the legislature for the importance of public charter schools, and for the value they offer to children from all walks of life.” Rep. Bradford has “had a hand in some of the most important charter-related bills that have come out of the legislature in recent years,” she added. Moreover, his support included “a bill he led last year to ensure timely payments of local funding for charter schools.”

Coalition Executive Director Lindalyn Kakadelis presents Rep. John Bradford with the “Charter Champion” award.

Today’s event took place at Lake Norman Charter School in Huntersville, North Carolina. Shannon Stein, a member of the Coalition’s Board of Directors and the superintendent of Lake Norman Charter School, was on hand to congratulate Rep. Bradford. Superintendent Stein also leads the Coalition Board’s Legislative Committee. Michelle Holland, the principal of Lake Norman Charter’s elementary school,  joined the Coalition in honoring Rep. Bradford.

Rep. Bradford receives the “Charter Champion” award this morning at Lake Norman Charter.
From left to right: Principal Michelle Holland; Rep. John Bradford; Executive Director Lindalyn Kakadelis; Superintendent Shannon Stein.

Following the event, Rep. Bradford met with elementary school parents, discussing his work in the state legislature to support charter schools. See more photos on Lake Norman Charter’s Facebook page.

Read more about the Coalition’s 2022 Charter Champions here.

Kristen Blair

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Kristen Blair is the communications director for the North Carolina Coalition for Charter Schools.

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