Message from Interim Head of School Dr. Rosemary White

The below message from Interim Head of School Dr. Rosemary White went out to the BUA Community on Friday, July 20:

Following the announcement of the separation of Dr. Ari Betof from Boston University, I wanted to reach out personally to reassure our community that, abrupt as this news is, BUA remains on strong, stable footing, with the support of Boston University.

This news came as suddenly to the administrators, faculty, and staff of BUA as it did to all of you. We are aware that some of you learned the news on Tuesday afternoon from the Boston Globe or another media outlet rather than directly from BUA, which we regret; unfortunately, the process and timing of the communication was beyond our control.

In conjunction with the BUA Parents’ Network and the BUA Head of School Advisory Board, the BUA leadership and I are working in earnest on a transition plan that both ensures the smooth day-to-day operations of BUA going forward, and also maintains the momentum of the strategic initiatives already underway. Our classes, student support, and other fundamentals of the 2018-2019 school year will proceed as usual. I look forward to sharing additional updates on our goals for the year ahead in my August letter to the community.

I’m grateful for the support of my colleagues as well as the Boston University Academy and Boston University leadership during this transition, and I am eager to partner with all of you to make the upcoming academic year a success.  Our school is extremely fortunate to have a team of committed, energetic administrators and staff; smart, dedicated teachers; exceptionally talented and kind students; engaged parents; and loyal alumni, all working toward the shared objective of ensuring that BUA continues to excel and thrive.


Dr. Rosemary White
Interim Head of School
Boston University Academy



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