About Us

Our Story

Since 2004, CS Partners has worked with Michigan charter schools to manage all areas of operation. 

Our foundation is built on partnerships that deliver the solutions you need so you can support your teachers as they focus on educating their students. 

We are proud to assist school leaders in every aspect of school operations, from HR, budget and accounting, curriculum, instruction, assessment, special education, leadership development, compliance and facilities management.

Full CS Partners Team

Partner Principles

Our Partner Principles are the driving force behind what we do:


We are a team with integrity dedicated to being highly collaborative and having fun.


We believe in building relationships by being positive, helpful and supportive.


We are problem solvers who take initiative, seek to understand, ask questions and take risks.


We value innovation and encourage new ideas in order to continuously improve.


We get the work done by being results-oriented, responsible, self-sufficient and adaptive.

Our Team

Throughout the years, we’ve grown to a team of over 60 esteemed HR, Payroll and business professionals. Each staff member is expertly equipped with the education, experience and leadership needed for a successful journey.

We believe in the power of teamwork and a steadfast commitment to providing solutions that are right for you. We’re here to support your administrative and operational needs so you can stay focused on the road ahead. And once we partner with you, we are in it for the long haul to light the path to your solutions.

Chris Matheson, President

Chris Matheson

Chief Executive Officer

Laura Carpenter

Laura Carpenter

Senior Vice President of School Operations

Carlie Lockwood

Carlie Lockwood

Chief Human Resource Officer

Tichael Jones

Ticheal Jones

Vice President of School Performance

Podcast Cartoon mockup of hosts
The Fishbowl: Eyes on Education

Did You Know We Had a Podcast?

Tune in to our podcast that provides a continuous conversation on all things education.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or search "The Fishbowl: Eyes on Education" wherever podcasts are found.