About Us

Est. in 2004

Charter Choices, Inc. is an independent educational consulting firm started in 2004 offering back office, administrative, and accounting support to schools.

40+ Schools

Our clients include charter school startups, charter schools, cyber charter schools, traditional schools and nonprofit organizations.


We will take passionate and compassionate interest in our clients and their success, understand their intentions and help them realize their goals.

We will provide superior, effective, efficient, and timely service that exceeds the expectations of our clients while maintaining the highest levels of service and accountability.

We will support our teammates and employees and provide an enjoyable workplace where open communication and mutual respect is fostered.  We will encourage teamwork, innovation and passion.

Michael Whisman, CPA


Michael’s first charter school client was one of the first schools chartered by the Philadelphia School District in 1997. Prior to founding a charter school service firm in 2004, Michael managed the local charter school audit practice of the 13th largest US public accounting firm. Charter Choices continues to provide consulting services to many of Michael’s previous audit clients, including that first charter school that started it all in 1997. Since the inception of the charter school law, Act 22 of 1997, Michael has been an active member in the charter school community.  Michael has often testified in Harrisburg at House of Representative Education Committee hearings on the topic of charter school funding. As an advocate for school choice, Michael has dedicated his career to charter schools and to finding new ways to educate Pennsylvania’s students. In that regard, he is proud of his work in the conceptualization and realization of one of the first bi-lingual cyber charters schools in the nation.


Ryan Schumm


Ryan holds a degree in Education and enjoyed three years of teaching middle school math and science at a North Carolina charter school. He was a part of the charter’s management team, which ultimately led him to explore administrative and consulting avenues. Outside of the classroom, Ryan has worked with charter school boards and administrators as a financial consultant for the past twelve years. Ryan is committed to using his experience to assist school leaders in creating great schools of choice.