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FRAMINGHAM A Framingham vice principal will be the next principal at Whittemore Elementary School in Waltham, announced the public school district today, March 22.

Waltham Superintendent Brian Reagan announced Barbieri Elementary Vice Principal Ricardo Dobles will start as Principal at the school on July 1.

The other finalist was David Sweder.

Since 2015, Dobles has served as one of two vice principals of the Barbieri Elementary School, a two-way Spanish immersion school in Framingham.

He also worked in Worcester Public Schools.

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The release said Dobles “was described as an astute observer of classroom instruction, as a leader open to new ideas and as an advocate for all students who promotes and supports high quality instruction.”

Dobles holds two degrees from the Harvard University Graduate College of Education: a Master of Education and a Doctor of Education.

Sweder is one of two assistant principals at Kennedy Middle School in Waltham. He has taught English at McDevitt, Kennedy and Waltham High School, and was a principal intern in the Boston Public Schools.

He has a Master of Arts from UMass Boston, and holds a Master of Education from the Harvard University Graduate College of Education.

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