Fayfich Elected Middle States Commissioner
October 07, 2013
King of Prussia, PA—October 7, 2013—Robert Fayfich, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools has been elected to a three-year term as commissioner for the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools.
Founded in 1887, the Middle States Association serves as an accreditation agency for schools in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and more than 90 countries throughout the world.
To achieve accreditation, schools must meet rigorous research-based standards and be engaged in continuous improvement in both educational and business practices. Middle States accreditation is a well-respected indicator that a school is clearly engaged in practices that will effectively and efficiently focus resources by creating both the physical and educational environments necessary for children to learn.
The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) represents approximately 120 of the almost 180 charter schools in Pennsylvania and is dedicated to choice for parents, quality for students, and accountability for taxpayers. Mr. Fayfich is the first representative from Pennsylvania’s charter school community to be elected to the Commission.
“I am honored to serve on the Middle States Commission, not only because I believe in its mission and have great respect for its work, but also because it enables PCPCS to help drive quality and accountability and move one step closer to achieving our aspiration of making every charter school a high-performing public school,” said Mr. Fayfich.