FRAMINGHAM – Students attending Fuller Middle School later this month, will find construction, and a new leader at the helm.
Superintendent Bob Tremblay wrote to parent tonight, August 11 to say that Principal Jose Duarte “will not be returning to Fuller for the upcoming school year. Mr. Duarte has accepted a leadership position in another school district. We thank Mr. Duarte for his service to the Fuller community and wish him well in his future professional endeavors.”
“Although this news comes to us late and at a critical time for Fuller, we have skilled leaders in place to move us ahead to ensure that we do not lose momentum with our teaching and learning efforts as well as an exciting school building project. I have appointed Ms. Kerry Wood, Assistant Director of Secondary Education for the Framingham Public Schools, to serve as Interim Principal of Fuller Middle,” said Tremblay.
“A former Fuller department head, Ms. Wood is a gifted instructional leader with experience in the development of the turnaround work in which our team is fully engaged. I am confident that her proven ability to establish trusting and respectful relationships with all stakeholders will ensure her success in the upcoming year,” wrote Tremblay to parents.
Vice Principal Michael Stevens will remain in his current role to ensure consistency at Fuller Middle School and will be a key liaison for the school building project, said Tremblay.
“Stevens will work to ensure safe student arrival and dismissal procedures, he will partner with Principal Cyndy Page at McCarthy Elementary School as they collaborate to closely monitor major traffic pattern shifts on Flagg Drive, and he will support Ms. Wood in her role as the school’s primary instructional leader. ,” said Tremblay.
“In the coming months, we will move forward with a full Principal search so that a permanent principal can be named for a July 1, 2020 start. We look forward to an outstanding school year ahead and welcoming everyone back on August 28th.,” said Tremblay.