York Prep board to interview finalist to lead school

Wade Glathar
Wade Glathar

The board of directors of York Preparatory Academy will meet in closed session Thursday to interview one of two finalists to lead the school.

Wade Glathar, principal of Ascent Academies of Utah, a charter school with three campuses in the state, is scheduled to be interviewed.

York Prep board Chairman Abram Cramer said Glathar has already talked with some board members. Thursday’s meeting will be a chance for new board members to talk with him, Cramer said.

The other remaining finalist, Charles Sachs, head of the Chadwick International School in Incheon, South Korea, will be interviewed early next week, Cramer said.

A third finalist, Kevin McIntyre, assistant superintendent for Milford Public Schools in Massachusetts, withdrew his name from consideration, Cramer said Wednesday.

The Glathar and Sachs interviews will be done in closed sessions as permitted by South Carolina law, according to school officials.

York Prep is looking for its fifth managing director since opening in 2010.

The position has been vacant since August when Clay Eaton resigned. The previous four managing directors each served for one year or less.

York Prep is a public charter school and receives state tax support. The school’s board is organized under the South Carolina Public Charter School District Board. York Prep operates separately from other public school districts in York County. Parents and school staff members elect York Prep board members.

Glathar, according to a resume posted on the Ascent Academies of Utah website, has worked for charter schools for the past eight years.

The West Jordan campus of Ascent Academies is the third school Glathar has helped open. Before working in charter schools, Glathar taught in both private and district schools, teaching classes ranging from German and European history to creative writing.

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