Donald Fraynd, Chief Officer for the CPS Office of School Improvement, has resigned to become CEO of a new start-up company involved in educational human capital. Fraynd was responsible for overseeing the district’s turnaround schools initiative. Aarti Dhupelia, director of CPS’ Career and Technical Education Department, has been named executive director of the school improvement office.
Suzanne Armato, executive director of the Federation for Community Schools, has resigned to pursue other opportunities. No successor has yet been named.
Bryan Echols, executive director of the Metropolitan Area Group for Igniting Civilization (MAGIC) has resigned to pursue work in the human rights arena. No replacement has yet been named. MAGIC conducts youth empowerment programs, including leadership development, organizing training and a mural arts program as a step to youth organizing.