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McAuliffe school announces new leadership structure

Posted by John Swinconeck  June 27, 2013 08:53 AM

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Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School is restructuring its leadership positions with a new Dean of Culture.

Kim Ferguson will serve in the position at the Framingham-based Expeditionary Learning school, working to engage McAuliffe teachers in professional growth, and to support curriculum development, assessment and instruction, the school announced in a press release.

Ferguson and school’s executive director will share responsibilities held by a traditional principal.

“McAuliffe’s Board of Trustees believe that this leadership structure will guide the school to effectively implement its long-term goal to become a nationally recognized Expeditionary Learning school,” stated Executive Director Kristin Harrison.

Two new hires, Alison Rheingold and Christina Morello, will be joining the school as Instructional Coaches. Rheingold and Morello will support teachers on curriculum development and instruction a model in tandem with Expeditionary Learning schools nationwide.

Harrison said that increasing staff allows for more “time spent guiding students in their own path to learning.”

McAuliffe students are admitted by lottery. Students live in Framingham, Natick, Ashland, Holliston, Sudbury, Southborough, Hopkinton, and Marlborough. Founded in 2002, Christa McAuliffe is a Charter Public School, educating at full capacity with 306 students in grades 6 through 8. McAuliffe is one of 15 Expeditionary Learning schools in Massachusetts.

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