Veronica Brooks is the Policy Director at the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS), a nonprofit dedicated to supporting, promoting, and advocating for high-quality charter schools. Originally from Virginia, Veronica grew up in an impoverished community with few quality educational options.
While an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, she became passionate about educational equity and joined Teach for America upon graduation. She taught middle school science in a traditional public school in a rural parish in Louisiana where her fervor for educational justice was solidified.
Veronica attended graduate school at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., earning her Master of Public Policy degree, with a focus in Education Policy and Program Evaluation. She worked for D.C. Public Schools, an international research firm, and the Louisiana Department of Education before taking on her current position at LAPCS.
In her limited spare time, Veronica enjoys reading, traveling around the world, and indulging in Louisiana’s delicious cuisine.
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