DC Public Charter School Board Executive Director Announces His Departure
DC PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES HIS DEPARTURE
NOV. 12 (WASHINGTON, DC) — The DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) announced today that its Executive Director Scott Pearson has informed the Board that he will leave his position on May 29, 2020. The Board will conduct a nationwide search for Pearson’s replacement, according to DC PCSB Board Chair Rick Cruz.
In announcing his decision, Pearson said:
“I’m proud of the work we’ve done. In the past 8 years, the Washington DC charter sector has become higher quality, more equitable, and a true partner across the city. We have demonstrated that public charter schools can realize their potential of improving public education, and, in the process, helping to revitalize the city.
“While I love this job, change is good, not only for me but also DC PCSB. It will be healthy to have the fresh perspective that comes with new leadership.
“DC PCSB has a strong board and staff, all of whom are committed to our important mission. I’m confident I am leaving this place in very good shape for whomever DC PCSB selects to replace me.
“To the government officials, school leaders, teachers, and staff, to all those who support our schools, and to the families who place their confidence in our public charter schools, I thank you for allowing me to be part of a renaissance in DC public education.
“While I am deliberately not rushing to decide what I will do next, I’m certain I will keep supporting the vital work of ensuring that every child in Washington DC receives an outstanding education.”
“Scott has strengthened DC PCSB, firmly establishing its place as a national leader in public charter school authorizing,” Cruz said. “Over his tenure, public charter schools in DC have educated more than 10,000 additional students, while improving academically and become more equitable. Through Scott’s leadership, DC PCSB has become a partner with DC Public Schools and agencies across the city, working together to improve public education for all students.
“We will have more to say later about the process of selecting a new Executive Director,” Cruz added. “I will share more about this soon but we are committed to seeking input from families, school leaders, elected officials, and the public.”