Charlie Cummings is the senior director of the America Achieves
Fellowship for Teachers and Principals and the founding partner of
Educator Voice Strategies. His career began as a fifth-grade teacher in St. Louis, where he started an after-school sports club to teach students how to play popular sports while practicing sportsmanship and teamwork. While in graduate school at the University of Maryland, he co-founded the Do Good Challenge, a campus-wide social impact prize competition. Charlie attended public schools in West Virginia and Indiana and holds a BA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and an MPP from the University of Maryland. Charlie loves playing sports, exploring the great outdoors, cooking and listening to live music. He volunteers with Higher Achievement and Capital Cause in DC and is on the executive board of New Leaders Council D.C. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife Jess.