Chief Executive Officer
Mrs. Gina James brings over 25 years of experience and expertise working in the educational field at The Foundation Schools. Mrs. James is a certified educator and administrator and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Lincoln University, a Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling from LaSalle University, and a Master’s Degree in Special Education with a specialty area in educating emotionally disabled students from The George Washington University. In addition to her duties as Chief Executive Officer of The Foundation Schools, Mrs. James is currently serving a third term on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF). She is a member of both Leadership Prince George’s County and Leadership Montgomery County.
Mrs. James continues to carry out our mission to provide highly specialized educational and therapeutic programs for students with special needs. During her tenure as CEO, she has expanded The Foundation Schools to serve students with autism. The Foundation Learning Center opened in August 2019 to serve students with autism in grades K-12. In August 2022, The Foundations Schools opened our fourth program, a Type II special education program, The Foundation School at Blair G. Ewing. Mrs. James is committed to continuing the important work of helping students overcome their social-emotional, learning, and communication challenges so they can improve their academic and social skills and see a brighter future.
“My passion is working with disadvantaged students and enabling them to reach their highest potential as well as encouraging our staff to become effective leaders for our students.”