Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina

Alliance Staff

Kevin S. Mason
Executive Director

Kevin brings a vision of building positive school choices through quality charter schools across South Carolina to the Alliance. Through engagement, building awareness, understanding, and support, he’s confident charter schools can meet the needs of their communities by providing families with public school options. Before taking the role as Executive Director, Kevin provided support as the Director of Communication & Engagement. Since 2017, Kevin has been an active member of the Alliance, volunteering and helping to fulfill his passion for educational options.

Previously, Kevin worked at a K-12 charter school as the Director of Communication. His responsibilities included internal and external communication, public relations, media relations, marketing, brand awareness, campaigns, and content management for the website and social media accounts. He started his career as a journalist working as a TV news producer for local television stations in Upstate, South Carolina, and Piedmont, North Carolina.

Kevin is a graduate of Winthrop University, where he received a degree in Broadcast Journalism. He is a native of Spartanburg, where he currently lives with his wife and daughter.

Melissa DeWalk
Director of Operations

Melissa is a devoted educator and enthusiastic advocate for student success. She is originally from Upstate South Carolina. Melissa left a lasting impact on student’s lives as a lead teacher, interventionist, and administrator in a charter school since 2008. Throughout her extensive experience in the charter school community, she has sharpened her expertise in fostering engagement, enhancing organizational systems, and delivering effective training. She eagerly anticipates utilizing these skills to benefit the Public Charter School Alliance and its member schools throughout the state.


Currently residing on James Island in the Charleston area, Melissa and her husband, Rick, are parents to three boys: Gabriel, Christian, and Jeremiah. This spring, they joyfully welcomed a new daughter-in-law, Abigail, into their family. During her free time, Melissa finds enjoyment in being a dedicated soccer mom, participating in Crossfit, and riding four-wheelers on their family land.

Director of School Development

We are currently in the process of recruiting a highly-qualified person to join the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina. More information about our new team member will be shared soon. 

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