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FRAMINGHAM – Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay has removed the interim name from Maria Davis’ title at Barbieri Elementary School.

“It is my pleasure to name Ms. Maria Davis as the permanent Principal of Barbieri Elementary School. Amidst these uncertain times, I hope you find that this news brings a sense of calm and consistency to the Barbieri school community,” wrote Tremblay to parents and families on Tuesday, February 23.

“As you will recall, COVID-19 made the search process for a principal to succeed Dr. McGilvray-Rivet nearly an impossible task last spring. Ms. Davis stepped into the position as Interim Principal since last summer and has done an incredible job of leading, especially in the midst of a pandemic. As Interim Principal, Ms. Davis has been able to establish trust and confidence among students, parents, and staff,” wrote Tremblay.

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“Now in her 14th year of service to the children and families in the Framingham Public Schools, Ms. Davis will serve as the permanent principal of Barbieri Elementary School effective July 1, 2021. Having advanced her career as a Cameron Middle School World Language teacher, FHS World Language Department Head, Barbieri Vice Principal, and most recently Interim Principal at Barbieri Elementary School, Ms. Davis worked diligently to standardize practices, create systems that collect and analyze data to create meaningful experiences for students and staff, build lasting relationships with all stakeholders while supporting the academic, social emotional and basic needs of students and their families, and has worked collaboratively to plan, self reflect and continually improve on the dual language experience to develop students who are bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural,” wrote the Superintendent.

“Davis’s inclusive and collaborative leadership style as well as her steadfast commitment to the Barbieri Elementary School confirm her ability to lead this school forward and to weather any challenge,” concluded Tremblay.

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