State Networks

Dr. Jay McCurry, National Director For State Advocacy

jay_mccurryDr. Jay McCurry currently serves as ACSI's National Director for State Advocacy, a position in which he works with educational leaders across the United States promoting school choice, religious liberty, regulations, and the common good. He has served in administrative leadership at ACSI accredited schools since 2004. He holds a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Oakland City University, a Doctorate in Christian Education from Pillsbury College and Seminary, a Master of Arts degree in Education from Oral Roberts University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Relations from Southern Nazarene University. Dr. McCurry is a Paul Harris Fellow through Rotary International and he is the author of Lead Like a King: Leadership Secrets of One of the World's Greatest Rulers. Jay and his wife Kelly have been married for 23 years, have four daughters, and reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You can follow Jay on LinkedIn, Truth Social, and Instagram. 

Phone: 719.867.0182

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ACSI Vice President for Public Policy & Legal Affairs George Tryfiates joined Senator Tim Scott and dozens of school choice leaders in our Capitol to celebrate #SchoolChoiceWeek!  



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Jay McCurry National Director

Education policy is inherently local and building our collective voices on a state-by-state basis will impact local policy. Our goal is to continue adding new state networks of Christian schools so Christian school voices can be heard by policy makers.

Two ways to get involved:

  1. If you have a state network listed below, join in the effort and sign-up for their emails. If no effort is listed in your state reach out to Jay McCurry to learn how one can be started in your state.
  2. Sign-up to receive more information and regular updates on advocacy initiatives.



ACSI National Director for State Advocacy and Heads of Christian schools in Kansas met w/ their State Senators & Representatives to support Bill 2218, providing education savings accounts for students, and bill 128, providing a refundable tax credit to parents enrolling children in private schools.

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