12-Member McCarthy Principal Screening Committee Announced

FRAMINGHAM _ The Framingham Public School District announced a 12-member screening committee to hire the next principal at McCarthy Elementary School tonight, July 6.

McCarthy Elementary Principal Matt Hanlon resigned from his position on the final day of school of the 2016-17 school year.

Superintendent Bob Tremblay appointed McCarthy Assistant principal Jean Nolan as Interim Principal.

Members of the screening committee include:

  • Sonia Diaz, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning
  • Amy Bright, Principal of Stapleton Elementary School
  • Diane Durfee, McCarthy Special Education Teacher
  • Elena Figueroa, McCarthy Elementary Teacher
  • Shawna Graham, McCarthy Elementary Teacher
  • Kelly Holland, McCarthy PTO Co-President
  • Ron Johnson, Social-Emotional Building Aide
  • Nicole Karpierz, McCarthy Elementary Teacher
  • Jennifer LaBollita, Assistant Director of Bilingual Education
  • Kate Schneider, McCarthy PTO Co-President
  • Laura Spear, Director of Special Education
  • Kim Taylor, Principal of King Elementary School

The screening committee will meet for the first time next week.

  • Screening Committee Meeting #1: Monday, July 10, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Perini Building (closed to the public)
  • Screening Committee Meeting #2: Wednesday, July 12, 6 to 8 p.m. (closed to the public)
  • Screening Committee Interviews of Candidates: Monday, July 17, 5:30to 8:30 p.m. (closed to the public)
  • Screening Committee Interviews of Candidates & Recommendation of Finalists: Tuesday, July 18, 5:30 to 8;30 p.m. (closed to the public)
  • Parent and Community Meet the Candidates ForumsMonday, July 24, 6 to 7 p.m. (location TBD), Tuesday, July 25,  6 to 7 p.m. (location TBD), and Wednesday, July 26 6 to 7  p.m., if needed.

McCarthy families and staff will also be able to provide their input in the search process via an online survey sent to them through ConnectEd.

The Superintendent of Schools will then hire a principal from the finalists.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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