NATICK – Natick High School will have an interim principal for the 2022-23 school year.
Principal Brian Harrigan is leaving at the end of this school year to become head of school at the Francis Parker Charter School.
A search was announced but late last week Superintendent Anna Nolin announced an interim principal instead.
“Current Natick High School Dean of Students Jason Hoye will serve as interim principal at Natick High School during the 2022-23 school year,” wrote Supt. Nolin to families on April 14. “Hoye will spend the next two months working alongside Mr. Brian Harrigan to set NHS up for success and not lose momentum on key initiatives.”
In a memo to the Natick School Committee, Supt. Nolin wrote: “”In addition to being a stabilizing force, NHS already sees Mr. Hoye as a culture maker and team builder, just as he was on the Wilson Middle School staff prior to that. The staff surveys and focus groups for needs for the building at this point in pandemic and COVID recovery demand someone who will stabilize the culture and bring staff together. I believe Mr. Hoye will do that.”
In his current role, Hoye is responsible for grade-level discipline and implementing response-to-intervention supports for struggling learners.
He also organized, led, and implemented remote learning programming in response to the pandemic and developed a sample educational equity plan that values diversity and inclusion in relation to our school improvement plan, wrote Supt. Nolin.