Originally from Chicago, Luis moved to Western Massachusetts in 2016 to serve in Holyoke Public Schools. His journey as an educator began in 1992 as a teacher of English Learners, returning with pride to the neighborhood elementary school he attended in the Little Village community in Chicago. In 2000, he was the first Latino in Illinois to pursue and achieve National Board Certification. Since then, he has served children as a Bilingual Lead Teacher, Mathematics-Science Coach, Reading Coach, Principal, Chief of Schools, and Assistant Superintendent.
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Luis is the recipient of the prestigious Oppy Award from the Oppenheimer Family Foundation and the Kohl/McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Award. He has served on the Steering Committee of the University of Chicago Consortium of School Research. Most recently, Luis has served on the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Principal Advisory Cabinet.
Dr. Soria’s priorities as the new Executive Director at Foxborough Regional Charter School include meeting with staff, students and families to build strong relationships, celebrating our strengths as a community and identifying areas for strategic growth. He wants to honor the traditions of the past, and is excited to collaborate with teachers, students, and school leaders to build the future for FRCS.