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Leading Edge Academy Operations Director Presents at National Charter Schools Conference

Leading Edge Academy Operations Director  Presents at National Charter Schools Conference
  • The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools invited Ms. Krueger to participate in the breakout session entitled, “Pensions Under Pressure: Charter Innovation in Teacher Retirement Benefits.” She addressed “The Arizona Landscape” as Arizona was one of the states included in a recent research study on the topic completed by the NAPCS.
  • Joining Ms. Krueger on the panel of presenters for the session were: Christopher Hines, COO of Crescent City Schools in New Orleans, Louisiana; Michael Podgursky, Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Columbia; and Kevin Hesla, Director of Research and Evaluation with the NAPCS. Mr. Podgursky and Mr. Hesla, along with Susan Aud Pendergrass, co-authored the Pensions Under Pressure research study in the spring of 2018.
  • Ms. Krueger is in her 13th year of employment with Leading Edge Academy and was promoted to Operations Director in 2016. In 2014, she was awarded the Business Manager of the Year award by the Arizona Charter Schools Associations. She is regularly requested to sit on boards of directors and committees, and to present at local and national education conferences. Ms. Krueger is scheduled to speak this September at the Southwest Charter Convention, presented by the Arizona Charter Association.
  • The National Charter Schools Conference is an annual event providing learning and networking opportunities for charter school leaders, educators, and advocates. The 2017 conference hosted more than 4,700 attendees and held 100 breakout sessions along with the three general sessions. In 2019, the conference will be held in Las Vegas, NV at the end of June.

Leading Edge Academy values excellence and character in all levels of its organization. Ms. Krueger exemplifies and models these characteristics in her position as Operations Director for the organization. To learn more about Leading Edge Academy, please visit their website at

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