Dr. Flurie Re-elected to Board of Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools


HARRISBURG — Dr. Maurice “Reese” Flurie, CEO of Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA), a Pennsylvania public cyber charter school, recently was re-elected to serve a second two-year term on the board of trustees of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS).

“The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools advocates for charter school reform laws, fosters communication among schools and staff, supports in the development and advancement of public charter schools, and works with organizations and government agencies to enhance the educational options for families across the state,” Flurie said. “I am honored to serve on the PCPCS board of directors for another two-year term.”

Founded in 2005, the PCPCS represents charter schools throughout the Keystone State. Its mission is to strengthen public education for Pennsylvania students by supporting high-quality public charter schools. The PCPCS board aims at making sure the voice of public charter schools is heard throughout Pennsylvania.

Flurie, an educator of 30 years who has served as CEO of CCA since 2011, is no stranger to the importance of advocating for public charter schools.

“The new, energized focus of the PCPCS will better support charter and cyber charter schools to fulfill the mission as intended by the authors of the initial charter legislation,” Flurie said. “In short, the support of the PCPCS empowers schools to be innovators and true schools of the future.”

Also elected to the board was Jeff Piccola, former Pennsylvania state senator who championed the original charter school legislation in Pennsylvania, and a current CCA board member.

Additional members of the board:

  • President: Bob Lysek, CEO at Executive Education Academy CS
  • Vice President: Larry Jones, CEO at Richard Allen Preparatory CS
  • Secretary: Beth Jones, founder & former COO at Collegium CS, CFO at Insight PA
  • Treasurer: Don Asplen, CEO at Achievement House CS
  • Steve Catanzarite, managing director, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
  • Guy Ciarrocchi, president and CEO, Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry
  • Mike Gentile, CEO, Keystone Education Center Charter School
  • David Hardy, former CEO at Boys Latin Charter School
  • Dr. Antoinette Rath, CEO, Collegium Charter School
  • Steve DeMaura, executive director, Excellent Schools Pennsylvania
  • Ashley DeMauro Mullins, northeast regional director, Foundation for Excellence in Education
  • Anthony Pirrello, CEO, Hope for Hyndman Charter School
  • Vas Scoumis, CEO, Manchester Academic Charter School

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