From the COO: 2015 Construction Updates

After closing a monumental year for the Maya Angelou family, we are delighted to begin the school year with new additions to our campus. Last November, the High School moved into a fully renovated space on the third and fourth floors of the Maya Angelou Learning Center. The new MALC has a brand new media center, lots of natural light, and fully provisioned science labs and classrooms. Over the past several months, we have had visits from city officials, donors, families, alumni, and many others, all of whom have seen our students hard at work and hard at play in their new academic home.

This summer, Forrester Construction Company returned to campus to complete Phase Three of our renovation, which replaced the roof over the building’s academic core, built new classrooms and offices on the second floor, and installed air conditioning in the cafeteria–a long-awaited and much-needed improvement!

Our newest addition includes a spacious Parent suite to allow students’ families to have a place to engage with teachers and faculty. Make sure to stop by and say “Hi” to Ms. Holley, and check out the brand new space!

We look forward to having a great year at MALC with new amenities in place. As always, please let our team know of any way the building or its operations can improve!

Chris Tessone, Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer


Chris Tessone is Chief Operating Officer of the See Forever Foundation and the Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools, where he directs day-to-day operations for the organization, develops and systematizes human resource policies, and has primary oversight in the areas of financial management, technology, security, and facilities.