High school for foster care students names new CEO

    The board of directors at Arise Academy Charter High School, the country’s first public charter high school designed specifically for students in foster care, has announced the appointment of CEO Gabriel Kuriloff. Kuriloff will be taking over for the 2011-2012 school year.

    Kuriloff, who was born and raised in Philadelphia, is described as having spent his professional life “improving educational opportunities for all students in southeastern Pennsylvania.”

    Kuriloff will bring seven years of teaching and administrative experience to the position, including six years of working as a teacher and achievement coordinator for a North Philadelphia charter school.

    Kuriloff received a B.A. in urban studies from Brown University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania where he also earned his Pennsylvania state principal’s certification. He is in the process of earning his doctorate in educational leadership for the University of Pennsylvania.

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