Screening Committees Announced For Hiring of New Framingham Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Diversity, & Community Engagement

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public School District announced it has formed the Screening Committees for the position of Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Diversity, and Community Engagement. 

The process for the Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Diversity, and Community Engagement search will be as follows. In addition to the individuals noted below every Screening Committee will be joined by a Diversity Advocate. 

Round 1: Initial Candidate Screening Committee: Members of this important committee will establish the key characteristics of an Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Diversity, and Community Development, using the input from the Focus Group Survey, review resumes and applications, and recommend initial candidates who will proceed to Round 2.

The following individuals have generously donated their time to participate in this Committee, which will begin its work on Nov 1:

  • Alma V Barillas, Two-Way Teacher
  • Renata Bertelli, Bilingual Technology Parent Liaison/District Technician 
  • Jacqueline Carrasquillo, Instructional Coach
  • Raquel Cezar, Wraparound Coordinator
  • Maria Davis, Barbieri Elementary School Principal
  • Jennifer Herring, King Elementary School Vice Principal (Chair of Screening Committee)
  • Susan Nicholl, District Liaison, Office of Massachusetts Senate President Karen E. Spilka
  • Darlene Pugnali, Assistant Director of Multilingual Education
  • Jonna Rubin, Parent
  • Kerry Wood, Fuller Middle School Principal

Round 2: Stakeholder Screening Committees: Members of these three screening committees will each develop interview questions based on the key characteristics established in Round 1 and interview the candidates put forth by the Initial Candidate Screening Committee. They will make recommendations for Round 3. Interviews of candidates are anticipated to begin mid November. The following individuals have generously donated their time to participate in this essential part of the process:

Staff Screening Committee

  • Keziah Franca , Wraparound Coordinator
  • Barbara Harrison, Science Teacher
  • Kay Kamiyama, Library Media Specialist (Chair of Staff Screening Committee)
  • Najee Nunnally, Executive Assistant to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement

Community Screening Committee

  • Dr. Maritsa Barros, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at City of Framingham
  • Tania Calder, Parent
  • Anita Lavakumar, Parent
  • Rev. Dr. J Anthony Lloyd, Greater Framingham Community Church (Chair of Community Screening Committee)
  • Donald C. Taggart III, Parent
  • Binglin Xie, Parent

Administrators Screening Committee

  • Yemi Ajao, Wraparound Manager
  • James Bergeron, King Elementary School Principal
  • Jane Cohen, Early Childhood Manager
  • Saundra Edwards, Diversity, Inclusion & Compliance Manager
  • Ann Mariano, Director of Technology
  • Michelle Melick, Cameron Middle School Principal (Chair of Administrators Screening Committee)
  • Paul Spear, Athletics Director

Round 3 interviews will be conducted by the Superintendent of Schools and his Cabinet.

Finalists from that Round will attend a public Community Forum that will be held virtually in the beginning of December. Feedback from the Forum will advise the Superintendent of a decision for the Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Diversity, and Community Engagement.

If you have not yet had the opportunity to submit a Focus Group Survey to help us identify key characteristics in the Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Diversity, and Community Engagement, please do so. Questions can be directed to Inna London, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources


email: call or text at 508-315-7176

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