CS Partners Hires Director of School Performance

April 25, 2017


Brighton, Mich., May 1, 2017 – Educational service provider, CS Partners, announced today the addition of Chris Matheson as Director of the School Performance Team. In working with close to 20 Michigan charter schools, the school performance team is vital to advising and directing school leadership, ensuring curriculum and special education programs are compliant, and helping each school provide their students the best education consistent with the schools’ mission.

Mary Kay Shields, President of CS Partners stated, “Chris clearly stood out in our search with his multiple levels of education and experience, his knowledge of leadership development, pedagogical methodology and research, and the ability to make mission-driven decisions in the face of complex issues and parameters. We’re excited to welcome him to our team.”

Chris said, “I believe a positive school culture is based upon the tenets of respect, relationships, responsibility, and a relentless focus on results. I’m looking forward to being part of a hands-on, service oriented company like CS Partners, and working with the many incredible people here and at the schools we serve.”

Matheson joins the team at CS Partners with 18 years of experience in the field of education, including his recent position as Area Superintendent for a Grand Rapids charter school management company. He earned a bachelor’s and Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan–Flint, a Master of Arts in History from the University of Alabama, an Education Specialist degree from Oakland University, and is finishing work on a doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Michigan–Flint. He resides with his family in Grand Blanc, Mich.

CS Partners is a growing Michigan based educational service provider headquartered in Brighton. Founded in 2004 the company is focused on school reform and provides full management services for 18 Michigan charter schools. CS Partners focuses their support of schools on their seven indicators of excellence: Correlates of Effective Schools; Marzano’s Instructional Strategies; Student Achievement; Student Enrollment and Retention; Balanced Budget; Rules and Compliance; and Innovation. In addition to full management services, CS Partners provides other charter school services, including human resources and budget support through their affiliate company MEP Services.