Andrew Nyamekye Hired as New METCO Director for CPS, CCRSD
Superintendent Laurie Hunter announced today that Andrew Nyamekye will become the new METCO Director for Concord and Concord-Carlisle School Districts. School officials were pleased that the search process attracted a very deep pool of highly qualified candidates who expressed a desire to work in such high performing districts. After an extensive process that included input from a wide range of stakeholder groups in the school communities, Nyamekye was selected
Nyamekye is currently serving at the METCO Director for Hingham Public Schools and has more than nine years of experience in similar roles advising students of color. His experience includes developing and managing METCO program budgets, coordinating transportation for METCO students, and working with faculty, administrators, staff and families to support and monitor the academic, social, and emotional development of METCO students.
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Andrew to our District leadership team to lead the METCO program. I am confident that he will maintain the high level of service and support that we offer to our Boston students and families. His professional experience and educational background combined with his passion to serve students has him poised to be very successful in this role and I look forward to working with him,” said Superintendent Laurie Hunter.
Nyamkye was awarded a Bachelor of Science from UMass, Westfield and a Master of Arts from Lesley University in Intercultural Relations.
METCO (Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity) is a voluntary desegregation program that allows students who reside in Boston and Springfield to attend suburban public schools. There are 131 students participating in the program for the current academic year; 79 in CPS and 52 at CCHS. This academic year marks the 50th year that CPS has participated in the METCO program. The previous METCO Director, Aaron Joncas, has accepted the Athletic Director Position at CCHS.