UPDATED: Vice Principals Named For King and Stapleton Elementary Schools

FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay announced new vice principals for two of his nine elementary schools today, June 14.

“I am a firm believer in building upon those talents and skills of our district leadership team and celebrating the opportunity to provide both King and Stapleton Elementary Schools with experienced Vice Principals,” said Tremblay, in a press release. “This shift will strengthen our schools and provide an element of institutional knowledge as we continue our efforts to advance a shared district vision, making all of our schools desirable and with terrific, innovative teaching and learning opportunities.”

Stapleton Elementary Vice Principal Allison Benabdallah, who worked at Fuller Middle School, will become the Vice Principal at King Elementary.

Former Fuller Vice Principal John Maynard was recently named Principal for the elementary school for the 2018-19 school year.

“While I will miss the Stapleton students, staff, and families, I am thrilled to be joining the King Elementary School community and working alongside John Maynard once again,” said Benabdallah. “I am excited to be a part of King’s commitment to STEAM education and interdisciplinary learning as we work together to prepare students for success in the 21st century world.”

Michelle Biasella was appointed the permanent Vice Principal at Stapleton Elementary.

“I am ecstatic about continuing my journey here at Stapleton alongside Principal Anne Diaz,” said Biasella. “I can’t wait to continue the work we have done here at Stapleton to support the growth of all students and build their skills as 21st century learners.”

Benabdallah has made significant contributions since joining Framingham Public Schools in September of 2000, according to the district.

She began as a 6th grade special education teacher at Fuller Middle School and in 2006 became a language arts and social studies teacher. During her tenure at Fuller Middle, she also served as a Team Leader and the Director of the Theater Arts Program.

After completing her Administrative Internship in December 2013, she was asked to step in as Interim Vice Principal for the duration of the school year.

In August of that same school year, Benabdallah was appointed as Assistant Principal of Stapleton Elementary School where she’s served for the last four years.

Benabdallah’s expertise in behavior management and PBIS combined with her commitment to social and emotional learning (SEL) and her concern for all members of the learning community will undoubtedly contribute to King Elementary School’s vision and mission. Her patient ability to build systems within the  organization and her openness to new ideas will prove helpful to any elementary school, but certainly a growing one, wrote the district on its web site.

As Literary Coach at Stapleton, Biasella was instrumental in helping students exceed their potential.

Biasella successfully completed her administrative internship at Stapleton in 2017 and was happy to expand her role as the Interim Assistant Principal for the 2017-2018 school year.

Her strong curriculum knowledge, passion for student learning, and commitment to the families at Stapleton have served the school well, wrote the district on its website.

Biasella will work alongside the newly appointed Principal Anne Diaz at Stapleton Elementary, who was hired earlier this year.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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