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Courtney Collins-Shapiro is the chief innovation officer for the Mastery Public Charter Schools Network, the largest turnaround-focused charter network in the country. In this role, she oversees new initiatives (R&D), strategic planning and charter expansion, external relations, development & grants, board governance, postsecondary programming, and family-community organizing for the 24-school charter network. Major accomplishments include leading network growth from 2,000 to 13,500 students over five years and raising more than $75 million in private and competitive public funds to support expansion and innovative programs. Prior to joining Mastery in 2010, Courtney founded the School District of Philadelphia?s multiple pathways to graduation division, where she managed the portfolio of school options for overage, under-credited youth in the fifth largest school district in the United States. Key initiatives included creation of the nation's first reengagement center for disconnected youth, management and expansion of 14 accelerated high schools serving 5,000 former drop outs, and serving as the district lead on Project U-Turn to create a systemic, citywide approach to solving the dropout crisis. Prior to joining the School District in 2003, Courtney spent five years working and teaching in higher education at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has a bachelor's degree from Villanova University and a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She and her family live and work in Philadelphia. She is a Fellow of the 18th class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.