FCSA - Florida Charter School Alliance

Staff

Lynn Norman-Teck,

Executive Director

Prior to joining FCSA, Lynn was Director of Communications for the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools. Lynn served as Press Secretary for the Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Office, and as Media Relations Manager for Miami-Dade County. A graduate of Florida International University, Lynn began working at The Pantin Partnership – a Miami-based public relations firm – after college, where she managed various accounts including McDonald’s Restaurant of South Florida, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Baptist Hospital; and organized special events for Best Buddies, Ford Motor Company, MTV and the NFL. Previously, she was the publisher and a founding partner of Generation ñ magazine – a monthly publication aimed at English-dominant Hispanics in the U.S.

Ralph Arza,

Director of Government Relations

Ralph Arza taught Social Studies at Miami Senior High School for 18 years. He was elected to the State Legislature in 2000, and reelected several times – serving until 2006. During his tenure as State Representative, he served as the Chair of Education K-12 committee, and served as Governor Bush’s “go to person” in education. Throughout that time, he also worked closely with then speaker of the Florida House, Marco Rubio. Mr. Arza handles district/authorizer outreach, and local and state government relations for Florida Charter School Alliance. Today, Ralph lives in West Palm Beach, Florida with Eris, his wife of 29 years, and their five children. Ralph is an active member of his church where he is a co-founder of the parish men’s group. When not involved in family or church activities, Ralph devotes his time to his business interests, which include Political Campaign Consulting, Educational Marketing Strategies, Business Development, and Public Speaking.

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