Following a months-long search and an open interview of Dr. Daniel Hudson last week, Miller-McCoy Academy’s board of directors decided to stick with interim CEO Dr. Andrea Thomas-Reynolds.

The board hopes the continuity will help stabilize the academically struggling school, bring a continued increase in test scores and avoid another potential drop in enrollment, board president Michael Todd said.

Last fall, Miller-McCoy’s former leaders Keith Sanders and Tiffany Hardrick left the school early in the academic year. Thomas-Reynolds joined the school to bring the school up to speed on education-reform changes, such as Common Core curriculum standards, and to train staff in the Achievement Network.  She has helped lead the search for a permanent CEO over the past several months.

After narrowing the candidate pool from around 20 down to Hudson, members of the Miller-McCoy board interviewed him in an open meeting June 20. Todd said he hopes to maintain the stability Thomas-Reynolds has brought to the board throughout the remainder of its charter period, another two years. However, the board would be open to revisiting the search at the end of this academic year.

He said the next round of searching would begin earlier in the year to avoid a new hire so close to the school year.

Asked whether Hudson would be reconsidered, Todd said the school will consider any qualified candidates.