The Kingsbury Center Announces New CEO

Jun 07, 2010, 15:38 ET from The Kingsbury Center

Peri-Anne Chobot, nationally respected educator, to lead DC's oldest non-public school for learning disabled students

WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bradley Holmes, chairman of The Kingsbury Center's Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce that Peri-Anne Chobot, a respected national educator with over 20 years experience, has been named CEO/ Head of School for The Kingsbury Center in Washington, D.C.  During the search, Dr. Richard Barbieri has served as interim Head of School for the past seven months.

Currently, Chobot is a Wethersfield, Conn. school system Administrator for K-12 curriculum, guidance and teacher training, including a district-wide initiative for differentiated instruction and intervention. She has extensive special education credentials in both public and private school systems at all levels, and is skilled at working with a wide range of learning styles within diverse constituencies of students and parents.

"Peri-Anne is taking the helm at The Kingsbury Center at a critical time in the Center's 72- year history and at an important point in the national and local educational process, especially where special education is concerned.  She has an innovative leadership style, insight into and experience with national education trends and a comprehensive approach to special education that will serve Kingsbury well," said Holmes. "We look forward to welcoming her wholeheartedly into the Kingsbury community."

An experienced urban educator, Chobot served as principal of a Hartford, Conn. K-8 public school with a large and diverse special needs student population, and spent nine years as an elementary school principal in Connecticut. She previously served as the Assistant Headmaster for Academic Affairs and the Dean of Faculty at North Broward Preparatory Schools in Coconut Creek, Fla., where she created the Cognitive Development Institute, a for-profit tutoring program. During her tenure, she utilized cutting edge research-driven data and analysis to improve student achievement and support dynamic curricular implementation.  

Chobot is in the final stages of an Educational Doctoral Program at Walden University. She holds a 6 -year degree in Education Administration and also earned a Master's degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Education, both from the University of Connecticut and has an undergraduate degree in Education/Spanish from Eastern Connecticut State University.

"I am honored to have been selected to serve Kingsbury as the next CEO/Head of School and I look forward to joining the Kingsbury community as well as the D.C. community at large," said Chobot. She and her husband are looking forward to relocating to Washington, D.C. when she assumes her position as CEO/Head of School on July 1, 2010

The Kingsbury Center encompasses a K-12 Day School for 220 students, Testing and Tutoring Center serving more than 2,000 area-wide students, and Diagnostic and Psychological services provided to over 1,200 students with learning differences. It is an independent school with a public purpose, mirroring the demographics of the greater Washington, D.C. area and serving a very diverse group of children and their families.

Contact: Chris Naylor

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Cell: 202-302-0596

Fax: 202-722-5531


SOURCE The Kingsbury Center