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NC Association for Public Charter Schools

Mar 29, 2023, 9:07:33 AM3/29/23

Let's Hit the Trail for the Largest Charter School Gathering in NC!


The new Cherokee Tower at Harrah's Cherokee Resort

(Now a smoke-free facility)


July 9-11, 2023


  • Professional Development-Learning from sessions on everything from governance to classroom management presented by experts.
  • Resources-The opportunity to engage with vendors who are focused on serving the unique need of the charter school community.
  • Inspiration-The event offers inspiration through thought-provoking content from keynote speakers and charter school colleagues.
  • Networking-This is an opportunity to network with school leaders, developers and teachers; sharing insights, strategies, and best practices that sustain and accelerate the charter school movement in NC. 
  • Fun!-Sunday Night and Monday Night receptions with entertainment and great food.


Dr. Steve Perry


Steve Perry is one of America’s most sought-after speakers in education and advocacy.


It starts with the belief that those who can do better, should. Dr. Steve Perry’s career is framed by the belief that each of us has something to contribute to society.


Formed while attending public housing tenants’ association meetings with his mother, Perry’s commitment “to do better”, became the force that drove him. Starting in high school as a volunteer for Reverend Jesse Jackson’s 1988 presidential campaign then graduating from the Ivy League, and returning to his hometown of Middletown, CT to run

the homeless shelter, Dr. Perry has sought opportunities to do better.


No experience more precisely applied his belief of “those who can do better, should”, than starting schools. Perry began the Capital Preparatory Schools journey in Hartford, CT in 2005. They expanded to an elementary school in Hartford in 2008, Bridgeport, CT in

2015, Harlem in 2016, another elementary school in Bridgeport in 2017, and then another 6-12 in the Bronx, NY in 2020. Serving over 2,000 primarily low-income minority first-generation collegiates, in grades pre-k to 12th grade, Capital Prep has sent 100% of its

graduates to four-year colleges, every year from conception in 2005.


The unparalleled success of Capital Prep Schools has made Dr. Perry an internationally renowned educational leader, speaker, bestselling author, and advocate.


Parents, advocates, educators, and celebrities seek his counsel because he continues to do the work and fight for the voiceless. What started as the belief that if people can do better, they should, remain a life pursuit.

Flip Flippen


Flip Flippen is a New York Times best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, psychotherapist, and the founder and chairman of the Flippen Group, one of the largest educator training, corporate talent, and team development companies in North America. Mr. Flippen is one of the world’s top thought leaders in building culture and overcoming constraints, but he is known most for his heart to serve others.


Flip and his wife Susan, who is CEO, were named Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year, the first couple to ever receive this prestigious award. Their company was chosen by Texas Monthly magazine as #2 in the listing of Best Companies to Work for in Texas.


Flip’s first book, The Flip Side, is available in nine languages and became an instant New York Times bestseller; and his second book, Your Third Story, hit #3 in its category on Amazon. He has contributed to hundreds of publications, including Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and SUCCESS magazine; and he is regularly interviewed on national television, including segments on the Today Show and the Super Bowl Pre-Game special.


Flip and Susan reside in College Station, Texas, where their greatest joy is spending time with their adult children and beloved grandchildren.

Yanick Hicks


"Success is not a destination. It is a process - a lifelong strategy of building on strengths, minimizing weaknesses, and focusing on the people and points of life that are most important. In How to be a REAL Success and Move Mountains, I will help you understand the keys you need to succeed in life. Whether you are a charter school leader or a corporate executive, you will achieve great things by understanding four very important success building areas: Relationships, Equipping, Attitude and Leadership."


With his experience working as a pharmacist with Walgreens, Yanick realized his niche for recognizing the strengths and equipping people to become better leaders. After experiencing the tremendous growth of people and his ability to inspire others, he became part of the John Maxwell team. 


Yanick has the ability to assess a situation, recognize the problem, and lay a solid, workable plan of action that empowers the business or individual involved. Whether it is a team of 200 health care professionals, a new business without a clear direction, or an individual looking to quickly climb up the corporate ladder, Yanick will get you where you want to go. His training will enrich your attitude, rekindle your determination to succeed, and expand your self-confidence.  You'll come away empowered, centered, and focused on your determined goals

Early Bird Specials

Register before April 28, 2023 and save on per person registrations and get every 4th registration FREE!


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All sponsorships include participation in conference activities.

Corporate Leader Members receive 10% off sponsorships and 15% off membership renewal.

Business Partner Members receive 5% off sponsorships and 15% off membership renewal.

Please reach out to Lisa at for assistance with sponsorships.

NCAPCS is the largest charter school membership organization in North Carolina and the leading voice for our charter school community.

North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools

P.O. Box 4877, Asheboro, NC 27204

(336) 669-9996

North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools P.O. Box 4877, Asheboro, North Carolina 27204, United States (336) 669-9996
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