The Board of Trustees voted to establish a Search Committee to hire a permanent Executive Director at their September 22, 2021 meeting. This vote comes after following a suspension of the planned search to begin in Fall 2020, as the Abby Kelley community was focused on that academic year to support students, faculty, staff and families as they managed Hybrid and Remote learning due to COVID-19.
Following the vote on September 22nd, the Board moved forward with the search process, to create a Search Committee comprised of members from the Abby Kelley. The Board made a call for applications, from which the Search Committee Co-Chairs reviewed applicants and selected the Committee.
The Board is appreciative of the number of applicants who offered to participate in the Search Committee, and is pleased with the Committee created, which is inclusive, representative all members of the AKF community.
The Board has hired Promise54(P54) to lead the search with input and collaboration from the Search Committee. The Search Committee will recommend three final candidates to the Board. The Board will then complete a final round of interviews to hire an Executive Director.
Updates will be provided during the monthly Board meetings and via this web page.
Search Committee Co-Chairs
Dr. Jie Park, Trustee
Patrick Royce, Trustee
Monica Aryitey, Parent
Lindsay Burns, 3rd Grade Teacher, Elementary School
Benjamin Gitkind, English Language Arts (ELA), High School
Jennifer Giusto, Assistant Principal, Elementary School
Jaime LaFlash, Special Education Teacher, High School
AnnMarie Little, Director of Special Education
Jennifer Madson, Parent
Marline Ogunjobi, Parent
Michael Penney, Guidance Counselor, High School
September 22nd Board votes to move ahead with the a formal Search Committee
September 24th Call for Search Committee applicants shared with the AKF Community
October 1st Deadline for applicants to submit their application for consideration for the Search Committee
October 4th contact with P54
October 5th Search Committee members selected and notified
October 11th the first meeting of the Committee with P54 planned for this week. Meeting topics: operating norms and timeline. On going communication with P54 from the week of October 11th- the week of December 13th.
October 18th – 25th Stakeholder Engagement Sessions; all members of the AKF community will have an opportunity to provide feedback.