View Full Version : All NYC Former Charter School Head Jill McConnell Tapped to Lead Basis Independent in Red Hook

01-24-2014, 03:36 PM
From DNAinfo.com (http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140123/red-hook/former-charter-school-head-tapped-lead-pricey-private-school-red-hook) by Nikhita Venugopal:

A controversial private school thatís planned for Red Hook has appointed a new leader.

Jill McConnell was tapped as founding head of Basis Independent Brooklyn, a proposed 1,000-seat private school that will charge $23,500 in annual tuition with no scholarships for students in its first year.

Basis Independent will be one of the first private schools for Basis, a for-profit company that also runs charter schools in Texas, Washington D.C., and Arizona.

McConnell joined the company in 2011 as a speaker for its teacher-training program and was later appointed to lead Basis Mesa, one of the Arizona charter schools.

McConnell earned her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Arts degrees in English from Radford University and completed course work in medieval literature for a PhD at Duquesne University, according to the schoolís website.

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