The founder and head of school of one of the most successful public charter schools in Massachusetts has announced her retirement.
Paula Evans will retire June 30th as Head of School at Community Charter School of Cambridge (CCSC), the school she founded in 2005. CCSC was named an EPIC winner this year, chosen as one of 14 charter schools nationally, for remarkable student academic growth. The school tied for first place in the state in 2011 in 10th grade MCAS mathematics scores, with all students receiving proficient or advanced standing. And 100% of the students in each of CCSC’s graduating classes have been admitted to college, this year more than 90% to a four-year college or university.
“The school is in a very strong place,” said Ms. Evans. “I think changing leadership provides an opportunity for maintaining the strengths and moving in new directions. And it's time for me to change my focus as well.”
Caleb Hurst-Hiller will succeed Ms. Evans as Head of School on July 1.