John’s Island - Bill McTighe, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Charleston Collegiate School, has announced that Mr. Hacker Burr, current Assistant Head of School and Director of Advancement and Development, has been named Head of the School, effective immediately. Mr. Burr replaces Mrs. Carol Franek, who joined Charleston Collegiate as Head of School in July 2011 following a 21-year career at Grace Episcopal School in Silver Spring, Maryland. Mrs. Franek resigned her position effective August 3.
“Hacker Burr, who has been with Charleston Collegiate for over a decade, has been a critical element in the school’s recent success in attracting students at all grades level from around the greater Charleston area,” said McTighe. “Mr. Burr has assisted in developing the innovative programs we have added to the curriculum, such as Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Outdoor Education.”
“Charleston Collegiate has served the area well as it copes with explosive growth,” said Burr, “The school is expanding its capabilities in technology, science, and foreign languages, thus offering our students the intellectual challenges needed to lead in the 21st century. I’m honored to be a part of that.”
Charleston Collegiate School, a progressive independent school accredited by SAIS/SACS, is located at 2024 Academy Road on John’s Island. The school offers a comprehensive educational program to students in preschool through grade twelve.