The Massachusetts Charter Public School Association has named Tim Nicolette, President of UP Education Network, as its next Executive Director, effective August 7th.
Nicolette comes to the Association with a strong background in education policy and management, having worked in both district and charter public school sectors. Since 2013, Nicolette has helped to lead UP Education Network, a nonprofit school management organization serving over 3,000 students that applies charter school best practices to rapidly turn around low performing district schools in Boston, Lawrence, and Springfield.
Before joining UP, Nicolette served as Chief of Staff to Superintendent of Boston Public Schools Carol Johnson, managing relationships with community stakeholders across the city and identifying policies to accelerate student achievement. He also served as an education advisor to former Boston Mayor Tom Menino and as Deputy Chief Financial Officer for Boston Public Schools. Nicolette began his career as a strategy consultant with L.E.K. Consulting and also served as Executive Director of Inspire, Inc., an organization that provides consulting services to education and youth development nonprofits.
Nicolette graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a BA in philosophy and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.
The Massachusetts Charter Public School Association is a membership organization that serves as the voice of one of the nation’s highest-performing charter sectors, a diverse ecosystem of 70 schools serving nearly 40,000 students across the state. Since the Association’s founding in 2001, MCPSA has played a critical role in advocating for and creating community among the growing network of charter schools across the Commonwealth through public policy advocacy, sharing of best practices, and providing resources and services to schools.
Katie Rockman led this search.
Read the full press release here.