The following is a press release and photo from Framingham Public Schools.
FRAMINGHAM – Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay announced Aradhana Mudambi as the new Director of the Department of Multilingual Education for Framingham Public Schools, effective July 1.
Mudambi is currently the Director of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), Bilingual Education, and World Languages Department at Windham Public Schools in Willimantic, Connecticut.
Prior to her current position, Mudambi was an Assistant Principal for a middle school in Windham and a Bilingual Teacher in Texas.
Mudambi is a graduate of Rice University, has a Masters from the University of Houston and Harvard University, and received her Doctorate from Harvard University.
Mudambi is trilingual herself. She speaks Tamil and Spanish in addition to English. You can learn more about Mudambi through her blog at www.socialjusticeandeducation.org.
The interview process for this position consisted of multiple parts, beginning with a staff and community survey. A Screening Committee, composed of staff members and parents, gathered several times to refine interview questions and meet the candidates.
Following this, the District hosted a ‘Meet the Candidates’ Forum where attendees were invited to ask questions and provide feedback in a survey to Dr. Tremblay, Superintendent of Framingham Public Schools.
The Multilingual Education Department offers research-based programs and exemplary instruction for English learners in the Framingham Public Schools. FPS has a diverse student population and currently services students from over 70 countries, including Brazil, China, Haiti, India, Pakistan, Portugal, Russia, Vietnam and several Spanish-speaking countries. The district is committed to offering the highest quality of educational services to all students, and administers English Learner Education programs with the goal of developing English language proficiency and achieving state content-area standards, while simultaneously valuing students’ native languages and cultural backgrounds.