The Board of Directors of the Ewing Marion Kauffman School announced Monday that Hannah Lofthus will be the next CEO.
Lofthus is the founding principal and chief academic officer of the charter school and will transition into the role of CEO over the next several months.
In a release, board chairman Robert Strom said the promotion puts the strongest and best leader for the school in place while providing continuity of leadership.
Prior to its opening, Lofthus worked with education leaders at the Kauffman Foundation to establish a vision for the school, which was the nation's first public charter operated by a private foundation.
Lofthus is a native of Kansas City and alumna of UMKC.