I really can’t believe it’s been a decade since we started LAPCS. Lots has taken place in those years, including me getting wrinkles and gray hair! Throughout the year, LAPCS staff and I have the opportunity to connect with so many of you in your schools, in the legislature, and at education events hosted by others, but the LAPCS annual conference is the one opportunity to bring the entire charter school community together. No matter your charter type; geographic location; or the number of years in operation, the conference has something that supports everyone’s effort to be a great school. From learning sessions to networking to awards and keynote speakers, the conference is planned and hosted entirely with you in mind. I’m excited to have Supt. White for the first time in 3 years as a speaker. While I know his presence and influence is part of your work every day, we look forward to hearing his thoughts on the state of K-12 education in Louisiana and his views on the future of public education. Please join us in New Orleans and be part of the conversation as we look towards the next decade and the role charter schools will play in the lives of so many students and teachers in Louisiana.