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ASHLAND – Ashland Public Schools announced today, April 7, Christy Arnold as the district’s first director of English language learner programs.

“This has been a long time coming, and we are excited to have someone like Ms. Arnold help us lead the way. Not only does she have the education and experience, but she is also connected to our community as an Ashland parent and resident,” said Superintendent Jim Adams.

Arnold is an equity-focused leader with previous experience in urban and suburban school districts. Currently, she serves as an English language education coordinator and assistant principal for Natick Public Schools.

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Arnold has a Master of Education from Lesley University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hampton University. She is presently completing a superintendent internship through the Influence 100 Fellows Program.

“I believe every student deserves compassion, support and a plan, and I’m grateful for this role where I’ll be able to dedicate my time exclusively to advocating for ELL students in policy and practice,” said . Arnold.

The new director of English language learner programs will begin July 1 and will report to the superintendent.

Ashland Public Schools serves nearly 3,000 pre-K through grade 12 students in five schools.

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