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BOD Parent update, 4.21.22

The Bradford Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Gay as our Executive Director, effective July 1, 2022.

Stephen has over 22 years of experience as a successful charter school leader, which includes an active, strong working relationship at the state level with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

For the last 9 years, Stephen has served as the Superintendent for East Wake Academy, located east of Raleigh, NC. He began his academic career as a math teacher and then as an administrator for Hickory Public Schools. Stephen holds a Master of School Administration Education from Appalachian State University, where he was a member of NC Principal Fellow.

As Executive Director, Stephen will report directly to the Board of Directors to develop strategic plans that fully embody our school’s vision and mission. He will work closely with Kelly Painter, Director of Academics, Karin Drescher, Director of Operations, and Brenda Robinson, Director of Finance, to navigate the incremental steps towards our goals.

The Board is truly grateful to Kelly for her dedication and preparation for the onboarding of Stephen's new role. Through Kelly’s continued support and working partnership with Stephen, we are confident of a smooth transition.

Stephen offers an amazing wealth of experience that will help us take Bradford to the next phase of our growth. We are excited to have him join the Bradford community and wholeheartedly look forward to partnering with him.

On behalf of the BPS Board of Directors,
Andrea Seymour, Board Chair