On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Foxborough Regional Charter School, it is my pleasure to update you on the Executive Director search. In the Fall, the Board assembled a search committee to review resumes, interview candidates, and pass along qualifiers to the full Board for final interviews and decision-making.
This task is very important to us as the governing body and to staff, students, and families alike. The weight of this decision of who will be the next leader of our School Community could not be more important and we are committed to doing whatever it takes to get it right.
As you will remember, the Board hired Ray and Associates, a National Search Firm to assist with this process. Ray and Associates sent out a survey to all community stakeholders and later conducted both on-campus and ZOOM focus groups throughout the community, to gather information and create a profile of the person who would be most successful and impactful in our school environment.
The Search Committee worked diligently from January through March to find the most qualified candidate to run our school. The committee reviewed 10 applicants and selected 4 to interview via ZOOM. The result of this process identified 3 candidates that were qualified to move forward. As the committee prepared to send the finalists to the full Board, two of the candidates accepted positions in other school districts. Due to this unexpected circumstance, the Board decided the integrity of the process would be minimized if only one candidate was passed forward for a decision.
For this reason, the Board of Trustees has decided to restart the search process over the next few months and look at it through a fresh lens. We are hopeful that the results will be more productive, and we will keep you informed as we move through the steps.
In the meantime, I am extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Eddie Ingram, our current Interim Executive Director has agreed to stay on in his position until at least December 2023, and possibly through June 30 of the next school year. Dr. Ingram brings with him 40 years of experience from 14 districts in 3 states, and we are very fortunate to have him here at Foxborough Regional Charter School. His presence since November 2022 has brought stability through his expertise. In his short time with us, he has had a significant impact on culture and has begun important work to refocus our community on shared values and innovative instructional ideas. We are thrilled that he has agreed to extend his tenure while we take the time we need to ensure we make the best decision possible as we work to hire a new school leader.
I look forward to keeping you informed.
Board Chair, Foxborough Regional Charter School