Framingham Assistant Superintendent for Community Development and Engagement, Dr. Frank Tiano, will temporarily lead the McCarthy Elementary School as its Interim Principal.
Since the resignation of former McCarthy Principal Matthew Hanlon at the end of this past school year, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Tremblay has searched for the right person to take the reins at a critical time for the school.
“Last year, the McCarthy staff worked tirelessly as they embraced our voluntary entrance into the state’s turnaround protocol for three of our schools (McCarthy, Brophy, Wilson). We didn’t want Matt’s resignation to slow down the implementation of McCarthy’s turnaround plan,” said Tremblay.
Despite the efforts of the McCarthy Principal Screening Committee, district administration, and the entire McCarthy school community, a final candidate whose skills were aligned with the needs of and vision for the school could not be found following Mr. Hanlon’s year-end resignation. With staff returning on August 25th, and students soon thereafter, Dr. Tremblay turned to Dr. Tiano.
“I chose Dr. Tiano to lead our district’s community development and engagement efforts not only for his proven success in multiple K-12 leadership roles, but also for his ability to pull people together and demonstrated passion for serving the needs of our community.” Tremblay continued, “Though he will remain as Assistant Superintendent for Community Development and Engagement and oversee the work in his departments, we are working to reassign certain roles and responsibilities temporarily and strategically so that he can focus on leading the important turnaround work at McCarthy.
I am always cautious when making changes to one area of the district to support another, but it was simply a case of finding the right person, even if temporary, to meet the immediate needs of students and staff.
Dr. Tiano agreed with that assessment and immediately stepped up to offer his expertise to support the McCarthy School and the district while we begin a new search for a permanent leader to join our elementary leadership team.”
Dr. Tiano is beginning his third year as an Assistant Superintendent with Framingham Public Schools. He started his educational career as an elementary teacher and then elementary assistant principal for the Nashua Public School District. After ten years in Nashua, Dr. Tiano served the community of Chelmsford
for fifteen years in the capacity of elementary school principal, middle school principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of schools. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Bentley College; a Master of Arts in Teaching from Simmons College; and a Doctor of Education in School Leadership from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.