September Newsletter Message: Fall Settles In
As September comes to a close, we’re enjoying the onset of seasonally cooler temperatures as Fall finally settles in.
After so much uncertainty during the height of the pandemic and all the challenges that came with remote learning, I remain grateful and excited to have all our students back in person with us, so that we can continue to provide the high-quality education and full suite of social-emotional benefits that our students deserve.
Every new school year begins with its fair share of challenges, and this year is certainly no exception. But, as always, we dig deep, persevere, and do what needs to be done for the benefit of our students, staff, and families.
I expect more challenges will arise as we navigate the school year, but I know that together with our determined and deeply committed staff, we’ll rise above whatever may come our way. One thing that I love most about our organization is that when collectively we keep our mission, core values, and our own personal “whys” at the forefront of all that we do, we have no other destination but success.
Graig Weiss has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Academies since 2014. He began there 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.