FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Assistant Superintendent of Schools Sonia Diaz, who has been on medical leave since September, will retire when her contract ends this summer.
Diaz is the second Central Office administrator to announce a retirement this year.
In January, Framingham Public Schools Executive Director of Business and Operations Ed Gotgart announced his retirement. Gotgart served under four superintendent of schools and filled in as interim superintendent for one school year in his decade career with Framingham.
Diaz was hired as the Chief Academic Officer by former Superintendent of Schools Stacy Scott in August of 2012.
Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay when hired last year, reorganized his central office team, and gave Diaz a new title of Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning.
“I appreciate the opportunity to work with Dr. Diaz upon my entry into the school district,” said Tremblay. “I wish her an enjoyable, much-deserved retirement.”
Diaz oversaw all matters with curriculum and instruction. She supervised the departments of bilingual education, curriculum and instruction, special education, and health & wellness.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the students and families of the Framingham Public Schools,” said Diaz to Source.
“I very much appreciate the opportunity to have worked in a great district,” said Diaz, who was a very visible member of Central Office during the Scott year. Diaz was often seen at theatre performances, art exhibits, iNight, and other school events.
Diaz serves as a member of the Board of Trustee at Framingham State University.
Last year, Framingham State University honored Diaz as one of its Women Making History NOW.
Diaz has a Masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a ED.D in Administration from Harvard University.