Our Team

The Charter Institute at Erskine’s highly experienced team fully understands the unique needs of public charter schools. The team consists of educational leaders who actively remove barriers and assist partner schools in their pursuit of academic and operational excellence. Collectively, the Institute’s staff has 133 years of administration experience in the field of education, including 77 years of experience specifically in charter schools. The Institute’s staff also has 84 years of direct experience in the classroom.



Superintendent CEO




Deputy Superintendent Authorization and Accountability

Authorization & Accountability

Christy Junkins

Chief of Authorization and Accountability

Heather Holliday

Executive Director of School Services

Jason Jones

Director of Powerschool & IT

Kusuma Buddhiraju

Director of Data and Research

Kristin Olcott

Executive Assistant

Kirby Jerry

Assistant Director of Authorization


Ashley Epperson

Assistant Director of Communications

Jacob Carter

Media Production coordinator

Federal ProGrams

Sarah Shealy

Coordinator of Federal Programs Finance


John Li

Director of Finance

Angelica Rodriguez

Fiscal Coordinator

School Support

Robbie Anderson

Coordinator of PEBA and Benefits

Madison Murray

Coordinator of Operations

Student Services

Laura Merrick

Executive Director of Student Services

Sarah Love

Assistant Director of Special Education

Sophie Ellis

Coordinator of Psychological Services and MTSS

Sally Fickling

Assistant Director of Student Services