Founding School Director
Peter Boyle is the Founding School Director of Western School of Science and Technology: A Challenge Foundation Academy (“Western: CFA”). A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Boyle first became involved in education in 2009 on the campus recruiting team for Teach For America at the University of North Carolina, where he helped Teach For America increase its applicant pool by over 50%. He then moved to Phoenix as a 2010 corps member with Teach For America, teaching 7th and 8th grade English at Pioneer Preparatory School: A Challenge Foundation Academy (“Pioneer Prep: CFA”), a charter school in Phoenix’s underserved Maryvale neighborhood, during its start-up and growth phase. During his two years teaching at Pioneer Prep: CFA, he led his students to consecutive annual gains of two-plus years in students’ reading levels and led the school’s Data Committee, charged with successfully increasing educational outcomes at Pioneer Prep. Under his leadership of the Data Committee, Pioneer Prep: CFA moved from a D rating to a B rating in Arizona’s A-F Accountability system in just one academic year. Mr. Boyle served two years in school leadership as Challenge Foundation Fellow at Pioneer Prep: CFA, the administrator directly responsible for data, public relations, teacher recruitment, hiring, and development, and community partnerships. Mr. Boyle was also an Aspiring Leaders Fellow at the Arizona Charter Schools Association and a member of the Arizona Department of Education’s Academic Accountability Group and inaugural Arizona Instructional Rounds cohort. Mr. Boyle is a member of the Arizona Charter Schools Association Charter Starter Program and was a School Director at the 2013 Teach For America Phoenix Institute, where his team surpassed Institute goals by 15%.
Currently, Mr. Boyle leads Western: CFA, a high-performing urban charter school in Phoenix, as its Founding School Director. In this capacity, Mr. Boyle serves as executive director managing a $2.7 million budget, $6 million facility, staff of almost thirty-five. He has spoken at state-wide conferences on data-driven instructional programs and holds a B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship and an M.Ed. degree from Arizona State University in secondary education.