Newsmaker: Robert Fayfich
By Alex Nixon
Published: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Noteworthy: Fayfich was elected to a three-year term as commissioner for the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools, an accrediting agency for charter, parochial and private schools in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.
Family: Wife, Peggy, two daughters.
Occupation: Executive director of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools.
Background: Before becoming executive director of the charter school coalition, Fayfich ran a consulting firm that provided executive coaching for corporations and nonprofit organizations from 1996 to 2011. Prior to that, Fayfich was director of communications for Westinghouse Electric for 22 years. Fayfich also has served as chair of the board of supervisors in Marshall.
Education: Bachelor's degree in business from Waynesburg University, 1969; completed executive programs in finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and in human resources at the University of Michigan.
Quote: “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 (the coalition) to move one step closer to achieving its aspiration of helping every charter school become a high-performing public school.”
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