16-Member Screening Committee Announced For Wilson Elementary Principal Search

FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public Schools announced a 16-member screening committee to review applications, to interview candidates, and identify finalists for principal at Wilson Elementary School.

It was announced last week, that Wilson Elementary Principal John Haidemenos would be resigning at the end of the school year for “personal reasons.”

Haidemenos was hired in May of 2013 by former Superintendent of Schools Stacy Scott. He helped guide Woodrow Wilson Elementary School to becoming an IB program.

 It was also announced last week that Wilson Elementary vice principal would be leaving the school at the end of the yar and transferring to Potter Road Elementary School.

Wilson is the second of Framingham’s elementary schools looking to find both a principal and a vice principal. Last month King Elementary School Principal announced she was leaving the district for a position in Dedham. The school’s vice principal announced she was leaving at the end of the school year, too.

“The Screening Committee will look through the applications, rank the applicants, and decide on 7 or so applicants to interview,” said a press release from the school district.

The Screening Committee is expected to recommend 3-4 candidates to meet with the teachers, community, and Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay, who will make the final decision on the new principal.

Named to the Wilson Principal Screeening Committee was:

  • Amy Bright, Assistant Superintendent For Elementary Education
  • Jacqueline Carrasquillo, Elementary Teacher
  • Joseph Corazzini, Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Diversity, and Community Engagement
  • Evanggelia Diamantopoulos, English as a Second Language Coach
  • Paula Del Prete, Principal of Potter Road Elementary School and Principal Mentor
  • Aline Freitas, Parent
  • Gen Grieci, Director of Bilingual Education
  • Marc Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer of Jewish Family Service of Metrowest
  • Mike Koziara, Physical Education Teacher and Department Head
  • Dr. Coretta McCarter, Director Title I and Grants
  • Michelle Melick, Principal of Cameron Middle School
  • Bobby Ortiz, Jr., Custodian
  • Gloria Pascual, Member of the School Committee (District 8)
  • Fernando Silveira, Parent
  • Laura Spear, Director of Special Education
  • Judy Styer, Director of Health and Wellness

 The first screening committee meeting is Thursday, May 31 from 4 to 8:30 p.m.

Interviews with candidates will take place on June 4 and 5 from 4 to 8:30 p.m.

The duties of the Screening Committee will end with the recommendation of the finalists.  

However, the members of the Screening Committee are welcome to attend the Parent/Community “Meet the Candidates Forums” that will follow the announcement of the finalists.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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

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