About the charter school founders
The charter school's founding group is made up of the following members.
Faelton Perkins, Founding Board Member
Mr. Perkins is the retired President of The Henry Perkins Co., a foundry in Bridgewater.
Sean Boucher, Founding Board Member
Mr. Boucher is the Vice President and Business Development Officer at Eastern Bank in Brockton.
Earl Edwards, Founding Board Member
Mr. Edwards is a high school teacher and former Teach for America corps member.
Annya Houghton, Founding Board Member
Ms. Haughton is the Vice Principal of Morton Middle School in Fall River.
Shawni Littlehale, Founding Board Member
Ms. Littlehale operates Littlehale Consulting, a firm dedicated to policy report-writing, grant-writing, and project design management and marketing.
Hans Maxime, Founding Board Member
Mr. Maxime, a Randolph resident, is a senior regulatory auditor with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of International Trade.
Peter Ubertaccio, Founding Board Member
Mr. Ubertaccio is a professor at Stonehill College where he serves as the Director of the Joseph Martin Institute for Law and Society and the chair of the Department of Political.
John T. Yunits, Esq., Founding Board Member
Mr. Yunits, a resident and former Mayor of Brockton, is President of the Yunits Associates consulting and legal firm.
About our proposed charter school
Our purpose for seeking to establish the International Charter School of Brockton is to offer families and students a highly successful and proven college-preparatory K-12 program of choice in a community in which access to such options is extremely limited.
By creating this school, we hope to strengthen the economic and social fabric of our community in the short-term and into the future. Currently, no Commonwealth charter schools exist in Brockton, the state's fourth largest district.
There is significant opportunity for a rigorous college-preparatory charter school in a district performing in the lowest ten percent of the state.
No educational option like the one we are proposing currently exists in Brockton. Our school will be unique and innovative in our community for many reasons, including (but not limited to) the following:
- As a charter, it will operate on a five-year performance contract. The school must perform well or face closure. This is real accountability for results.
- The academic program is aligned to the knowledge and skills required for college acceptance; all lesson plans for each subject for each week of the school year in each grade are walked back from those college admissions requirements.
- Formative assessments are given each week, with gaps in student knowledge immediately identified and promptly addressed, in real time, so that students are helped to progress as quickly as possible.
- With the longer school day, students will benefit from what amounts to 22.5 days of additional seat time each year.
- Teachers are relieved of many of the non-classroom burdens imposed on other teachers in district, charter and private schools – allowing them to focus on what they do and love best, which is teach.