Christa McAuliffe Charter School Director Leaving in June

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FRAMINGHAM – The Executive Director of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School in Framingham, announced he is leaving at the end fo the school year.

Frank Tipton, who was hired in April 2020, will leave in June.

Over the past two years, I have been proud to work with colleagues who have exerted themselves so tirelessly on behalf of our scholars.That sense of shared commitment makes it difficult for me to share the news that, for exigent family reasons, I have decided that this year will be my last as executive director at McAuliffe,” announced Tipton to families this afternoon, January 11.

Tipton became Director in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, after Kristin Harrison, stepped own after a decade at the regional public charter school for students in grades 6-7-8.

“During this most challenging time, I must commend McAuliffe professionals who have kept reinventing their professional work day after day. It has been my honor to work with them, and I am filled with admiration for them. I am also grateful for McAuliffe’s local educational partners and the Framingham Department of Public Health for their collaboration and mutual support as we navigated through this time together,” said Tipton in his statement to families. “Of course, I must especially thank our scholars, who in many ways have borne the brunt of the pandemic. Their smiles and laughter keep me going every day! I am excited to serve McAuliffe between now and June, helping it chart a path forward that is both innovative and mission-aligned. Now, more than ever, I know that expeditionary learning offers a distinctive and powerful path for scholarly growth and success.I will also be delighted to work with my successor to ensure a smooth transition for McAuliffe.”

“We were disappointed to hear that Frank is leaving McAuliffe, we wish him the best of luck in the future. Frank has brought an energy and thoughtfulness about his role that will be hard to replace,” said McAuliffe Charter Board Cahir Bob Berman.

“The McAuliffe Board has begun planning for next steps in the search for a replacement, we look forward to engaging with the entire school community as we move towards the future together,” said Berman to SOURCE.

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