NY1 has learned that the executive director of a troubled non-profit organization has resigned after less than eight months on the job.
Winston Chow was hired to run the Shuang Wen Academy Network last fall, just as NY1 found the school was charging $1,000 per student to attend a required after-school program.
The Department of Education has opened several open investigations into the school and the affiliated public school, Shuang Wen Academy. The Department of Youth and Community Development has stopped funding the after-school program.
Chow has said he was unaware of these issues when began the job.
In a statement Thursday, he wrote, “I'm resigning because I've come across another great opportunity and so must move on.”
Chow declined to say what it was.