FRAMINGHAM – Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay named Joseph Corazzini as the Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Diversity, and Community Engagement, earlier this spring, and today, July 17, Corazzini announced changes in his division.
The Department of Community Resource Development was established in 1995 with a $25,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. Since the original School-Linked Service grant, many initiatives have been designed, implemented and sustained in the community and the schools, according to the public school district.
“Today the Department of Community Resource Development continues to build robust and sustainable out of school time (OST) programming across the district. In addition to OST, the Department of CRD serves as bridge builders for the District – working with higher education, corporate, and community partners to develop innovative programming and initiatives aimed at expanding and supporting student learning,” said the district in a press release.
Corazzini announced the appointment of a new director the the Department of Community Resource Development Tiffany Lillie, this morning, July 17.
In her 2 years within the district, she has led the quality enhancement and growth of out of school time programs, said the district.
“I am so excited to lead the CRD team. It has been a great two years with a lot of opportunity and growth. We will continue to bring innovative out of school time programs and community partnerships to Framingham Public Schools, said Lillie.
Corazzini also announced two new out-of-school time managers. The managers will oversee program coordinators and provide ongoing supervision and support for all out of school time programs.
Shannon O’Malley, who has led the development of the King program, will be the new manager of Elementary Out of School Time programs, where she will work hand in hand with coordinators to ensure build high quality programming across the district.
“I have had a great experience at King with the staff and families. The King community has demonstrated true family and community engagement. I am excited to continue my work with King in this new capacity as we work to bring collaboration, quality and innovation to all Explorers Programs,” said O’Malley.
Casey Bell will be the new manager of Secondary Out of School Time programs.
“Working as a Program Coordinator at Brophy Elementary School has given me an opportunity to grow, create, and collaborate. I am fortunate to have worked with such a wonderful community. This new position is an exciting challenge that will bring new partnerships and opportunity.” said Bell.
Barbieri Elementary School will be joining the Explorers Program family this fall, announced the public school district.
Ruth Newhouse, the new Program Coordinator, brings a wealth of experience from her work with the Vincente Aleixandre Primary School located in Valladolid, Spain as well as her experience working as a long-term substitute teacher here in Framingham, said the district this morning.
She holds an AA in Spanish, BA in psychology and MS in curriculum & instruction.
Louise Baptista has held a variety of positions within CRD throughout the past 3+ years and also served as interim coordinator last school year. She has been promoted to OST Coordinator for the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School Explorers Program, announced the district.
Although, these moves leave vacancies in the coordinator positions for King and Brophy Elementary Schools, this energized group is confident they will find highly qualified staff to positively represent the values and culture that exist in Framingham, said the district.
Parents have been encouraged to be a part of the hiring process, and if anyone is interested in serving on the Coordinator Search Committee, they can reach out to Corazzini, according to the district.