ExED was founded in 1998 on the belief that every child – regardless of where they live – should have access to an excellent public education that opens the doors to opportunity and provides a pathway out of poverty.

As an early leader of the charter school movement, we believe in the potential for high-quality charter schools to close the achievement gap.

We built ExED to fulfill the need for a business management provider with the financial expertise, skills and integrity required to help charter schools operate at the highest level.

We are a mission-driven nonprofit committed to helping charter schools create efficiencies and implement sound business practices that ultimately allow school leaders to direct more of their time and energy to the classroom.

Our History

Celebrating 20 Years of Serving Charter Schools

Executive Leadership

William E.B. Siart

Founder & Chairman of the Board

Anita Landecker

President & CEO

Tait Anderson


Samira Estilai

Executive Vice President

Larry Tamayo

Executive Vice President

Senior Team

Regardless of whether we’re helping a new start-up launch successfully or keeping established schools running smoothly, our team is passionate about being a reliable, trustworthy and strategic thought partner with our clients.

Board of Directors