FRAMINGHAM – The new principal for King Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year is on leave.
She has not been at school this month.
Marguerite Lackard was named principal of George P. King Elementary School in June. She replaced Jonathan Maynard, who is left after one-year as principal.
Source requested a statement from Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay yesterday, November 13.
This statement was provided to the King Elementary PTO.
“I know that there is growing concern about Dr. Lackard’s absence from King Elementary School. At this point I am only able to share that Dr. Lackard is on leave and Ms. Benabdallah is running the building day-to-day in her capacity as an administrator at King. Out of respect for Dr. Lackard’s privacy, I cannot comment further at this time, but I will provide updates as appropriate.”
Lackard was the mathematics department head and mathematics teacher at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, where she has worked since 2000, before coming to King Elementary
She was a You Are Special recipient in 2015 at the Salute to Framingham, and recently was named a Woman Making History NOW honoree by Framingham State University.
Prior to that, she was a Medical Consultant Boston Juvenile Court in Boston and a Pediatric Physician at Boston Medical Center in Boston.
A graduate of City College of New York, she earned a Bachelor of Science and pursued her Doctorate of Medicine at the State University of New York Health Science Center. She earned her Masters in Education from Cambridge College.
The school, which started in 2014, has had four principals.