“The decision to appoint John D’Anieri as HCA’s head of school was a very easy one,” said Joe Grady, HCA’s board chair.“His experience and passion are exactly what we were looking for to fill this role for the school as we prepare for our first year this September.”
Many of you know John and are familiar with all his hard work in securing HCA’s charter. John comes to HCA with extensive experience in start-up public schools. He was part of the founding faculty of Poland Regional High School, led the start-up of Casco Bay High School in Portland on behalf of Expeditionary Learning Schools, and has worked as a consultant to public charter schools in Ohio, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
John also bring 12 years of work in professional development and school leadership to HCA working with schools affiliated with the Great Maine Schools Project, the National School Reform Faculty, and Expeditionary Learning Schools, with a particular interest in designing, developing, and maintaining strong professional learning communities.
In addition to his school-based work, John’s been an independent facilitator and strategic planning consultant for businesses and nonprofits. He’s a member of the Kappa class of the Institute for Civic Leadership, a trained mediator, and serves on the Steering Committee of Slow Money Maine.
John received an Associates degree in Humanities and Social Sciences from Schenectady County Community College, Bachelor of Arts in Literature from S.U.N.Y. Binghamton, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.
You can meet John and welcome him aboard at our Information Sessions:
Monday, Feb. 25th at 7:00 PM
Winter Street Center, 880 Washington Street, Bath
Tuesday, Feb. 26th at 7:00 PM
Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport Maine
Monday, March 4th at 7:00 PM
Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick
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