Framingham High Principal Banach To Retire; Superintendent Select Gerade as Permanent Replacement

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FRAMINGHAM _ Framingham High School Principal Carolyn Banach, who has been on leave this school year, will retire at the end of the current school year, announced Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay, today, March 13.

Tremblay also announced today, March 13, he has selecting his acting principal Amy Gerade to be Framingham High principal, without a public search.

She starts as the new principal of the Framingham High on July 1.

“It was evident during my nine day residency at FHS that Dr. Gerade, currently the Acting Principal, has already established positive relationships with students, staff, and families. Dr. Gerade continues to refine systems and structures to improve operations at FHS and, based on our many conversations, she has a forward vision for FHS that aims to create new opportunities for students while simultaneously addressing space utilization challenges among other leadership skills that would serve her well in the role that she has already been carrying out since the fall of 2022,” said Tremblay in an email today, March 13.

“I am grateful for Ms. Banach’s 6-years of dedicated service as Principal of Framingham High School and I am confident that Dr. Gerade’s leadership will continue to serve the students, families, and staff of the Framingham High School community well as we begin this new chapter,” said Supt. Tremblay. 

Gerade is the 5th principal at Framingham High in the last decade.

Banach was hired by Supt Tremblay in 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year. She came from Milford High, where Tremblay was a former Superintendent of Schools.

Gerade has been the acting principal since the start of the 2022-23 school year.

Elyse Torbert was the Framingham High Principal from 2015 to 2017.

Prior to that Adam Goldberg was the Principal during the 2014-2015 school year.

Gerade is the 4th principal at Framingham High in the last decade.

Mike Welch was Framingham High Principal from 2005 to spring of 2014. He left to become the Superintendent of Schools in Dedham. he retired from that position this year.


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