Appreciation, Preparation, and Celebration

Dear FAmily,

Every May, we spend the first week of the month celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, which recognizes the work of our educators. This year’s celebration was especially poignant after we as a FAmily have navigated through 2020’s many unforeseen challenges. It seems fitting to begin May’s update by saying THANK YOU to all the incredible educators in our FAmily for all that they have done and continue to do in support of helping our children reach their true potential. You are SEEN and DEEPLY APPRECIATED!

As May now draws to a close, we are preparing for what is often the BUSIEST month of the school year – June! With so many important ceremonies and events rapidly approaching, including the Class of 2021’s Graduation, 8th Grade Recommitment, our Moving Up ceremonies, the excitement surrounding our special guest speaker Dr. John Carlos on June 2, 2021, (more info on how you can attend this event here), and more, we are incredibly excited to finish this year strong. 

Please continue to keep an eye on our social media, as we’ll be sharing links and ways you can join us virtually at our June year-end celebrations!

In Community, 


Graig Weiss
Foundation Academies

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Graig Weiss

Graig Weiss served as the Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Academies from 2014-2022. He began 5 years before as Middle School Principal. A 2003 Teach for America corps member, Mr. Weiss taught Math and Science in the Bronx and the Dominican Republic prior to becoming an administrator and was selected as Teacher of the Year in 2007. Prior to entering the education field, Mr. Weiss worked in the financial services sector with Cambridge Associates, LLC in Boston, MA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Science in Teaching from Fordham University, and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of Scranton.