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FRAMINGHAM – Hoops and Homework of Framingham, one of Massachusetts’ top-rated after-school programs, has announced the hiring of its new Executive Director.
Jeff Boyd, a career educator and administrator, comes to the organization from the Wakefield Public Schools.
Hoops and Homework, a neighborhood-based afterschool and summer program operates two sites in South Framingham.
Boyd spent 10 years as a middle school teacher and three years as the director of Wakefield’s before and after-school programs.
Boyd was also the head of the district’s crisis and emergency response team. He has a bachelor’s in journalism, a Master of Education, and a CAGS in school administration.
He is also a licensed health and elementary school teacher and is a certified athletic administrator.
“I am really excited to have an experienced professional like Jeff Boyd to lead our organization. It is a real testament to the many individuals who have given so much time, effort, and money to this mission that we could attract a strong leader for our community-based organization,” said Herb Chasan, founder of Hoops and Homework.
James Rusche, Chair of the Hoops and Homework Board said, “For us, partnering successfully with the families of Framingham is key to expanding opportunities for educational and social enrichment for the children and Jeff gets that. Hoops is local people and businesses helping local families in their neighborhood which is just the kind of community we all want.”
As Executive Director, he will lead efforts to work with neighborhood and community stakeholders to ensure the after-school program supports the academic and social growth of the children.
Strengthening partnerships with the Framingham Public schools, City administration, and neighborhood organizations will be a key part of his efforts.
“I am excited to translate my public school based experience into the community with the H&H sites right in the neighborhood making family connections and enrichment programs more possible,” Boyd said.