FRAMINGHAM — Executive Director of Finance and Operations at Framingham Public Schools Lincoln Lynch IV announced he is removing the interim title from Angela Furtado, and she is now the district’s Director of Transportation.
During the unprecedented driver shortages, Furtado has displayed impeccable leadership within the department, as well as communication with families, said the District in a press release.
She has been empathetic, efficient, and prompt in her messages and back-and-forth with understandably concerned and, at times, frustrated families. Her even temper and compassionate demeanor have diffused many situations, said the District in a press release.
Furtado brings a wealth of industry and institutional knowledge to school transportation, said the District.
She started her career as a bus driver for the Town of Framingham in 2005 and, following that, worked for Durham School Services as a CDL Instructor.
As an instructor, she’s trained and licensed over 70 school bus drivers that have transported students for Framingham Public Schools.
Furtado was hired as the Assistant Director of Transportation in March of 2019 and has been serving as the Interim Director of Transportation for the 2022 – 2023 school year.
“Her days consist of messaging families about late arrivals and working collaboratively with her team and the bus company to problem-solve uncovered routes,” said Lynch. “She does this with a smile on her face. There is no doubt she is the right person for this position, holding experience as a driver and as an administrator. This appointment of an individual who has demonstrated unwavering commitment to the students and families of the City of Framingham ensures consistency for our students, staff, and families.
“I have full confidence that Ms. Furtado will continue to lead the Transportation Department in a way that places the student experience at the center of every decision, which is consistent with our District-wide efforts to ensure that every student feels a sense of belonging in their community.”