BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrea Thomas-Reynolds has been named president of Athlos Academies following a national search.
"I am humbled by this opportunity," said Dr. Thomas-Reynolds. "In my short time with Athlos, I've been impressed with the innovative offerings this organization has developed, and I'm anxious to grow and expand those services to reach a greater number of schools and students."
Dr. Thomas-Reynolds previously served as chief network growth officer at Athlos Academies. Prior to joining Athlos Academies, Dr. Thomas-Reynolds spent nearly four years as general manager of the Gulf Coast region for Pearson North America. Before that, she served as CEO of the Algiers Charter Schools Association, a charter management organization in New Orleans that was the largest network of charters in the Gulf Coast during her employment. In addition, she has served as regional general manager of EdisonLearning and was a director of the Say Yes to Education Program in Philadelphia.
Dr. Thomas-Reynolds earned a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University, a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University of New Orleans, a Master of Science in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organization Management from the University of Pennsylvania.
She and her husband Todd are the parents of one daughter and one son.
"I am impressed with Dr. Thomas-Reynolds' leadership and deep understanding of education," said Ryan Van Alfen, co-founder of Athlos Academies. "The academic results she has been able to drive with challenging student populations in short periods of time is remarkable. As a 20-year veteran in the charter school arena, I know she will be a great asset to us and our partner schools."
Athlos Academies is a social venture started in 2006 to provide sustainable solutions to many of the struggles schools face today. The organization offers a range of services to schools, including facility construction, leasing, bond market assistance, operational support, research-based curriculum, staff and student recruitment, and teacher training. In addition to preparing children to excel academically, Athlos Academies also prepares students for lifelong success by focusing on health and character education. The Athlos innovative three-pillar approach to education combines Prepared Mind, Healthy Body, and Performance Character. For more information on Athlos Academies and their innovative charter school model, visit http://athlosacademies.org/.
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