Global Conference 2010
Founder and CEO, Community Academy Public Charter School
Kent Amos is the Founder and CEO of Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter Schools (CAPCS) in Washington, D.C. In founding CAPCS, Amos, a vocal advocate for the charter school movement both in the capital and nationwide, drew on his experiences in the corporate world, his work in urban neighborhoods and his mentoring of dozens of children in his own home. He has created a model that features high academic standards, an emphasis on sound values, a nurturing environment for children and support for families. His model includes a longer school day and school year and the Kids House after-school program.