After 15 Years, Executive Director Harrison To Leave McAuliffe Charter in June 2020

FRAMINGHAM – Christa McAuliffe Charter School Executive Director Kristin Harrison announced today, July 15, she will leave at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

“After a great deal of reflection, I’ve made the decision for 2019-20 to be my last year serving as McAuliffe’s Executive Director,” Harrison told parents in an email this afternoon.

Harrison has been at the McAuliffe Charter School for 15 years.

She first started as sixth-grade math and science teacher, and then as an instructional coach.

For the last nine years, she has been the middle school’s executive director.

“During this time, I’ve learned so much about leadership, service, and the meaning of crew. I’ve been pushed and stretched beyond what I could have imagined when I signed up to join the McAuliffe team many years ago,” said Harrison, who lives in Framingham. 

“While I don’t yet know what the next chapter will hold for me, I continue to believe in the work of and values held by McAuliffe, expeditionary learning, and the Massachusetts charter public school sector,” said Harrison.


“In terms of next steps, the Board of Trustees, school leaders, and I are working together to prepare for a leadership transition,” said Harrison.

The Board of Trustees, chaired by Framingham resident Bob Berman, will be establishing a hiring committee and will be recruiting faculty and family involvement.


The Christa McAuliffe Charter School is a public charter school for students in grades six, seven, and eight. Students are accepted via a blind lottery from eight MetroWest communities. The majority of the students are from Framingham.

Editor’s Note: In full transparency, the Christa McAuliffe Charter School is an advertiser with SOURCE. Also my daughter, who has since graduated, attended the school.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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