Framingham, MA - May 16, 2018 - Superintendent Dr. Robert Tremblay has been working tirelessly with Senior Leaders to document and share the District’s vision for Framingham Public Schools and he recently received unanimous School Committee approval of the Strategic Plan and 2018-2019 Budget, including a reorganization effort within the Central Office. Bringing the reorganization to life is a first step that supports the district’s goal to identify leaders and further career pathways that encourage and develop talent from within the District; as such, Dr. Tremblay is happy to announce the appointments of three new Assistant Superintendent positions:
Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education
Ms. Anne Ludes earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Providence College, and a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics from Boston College. Ms. Ludes has dedicated the majority of her career to the Framingham Public Schools, beginning her career as a high school mathematics teacher and then serving as the Mathematics Department Head before becoming Associate Principal of Framingham High School. In July of 2017, she joined the Central Office team as the Director of Secondary Education. For teachers and students alike, Ms. Ludes believes adopting a growth mindset is the first step toward meeting and exceeding expectations. She helps educators reflect on their teaching practice, develop intentional strategies that optimize learning, and commit to continuous professional development. Anne Ludes is a proud resident of Framingham and has two children who attend Framingham High School.
Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education
Ms. Amy Bright earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and History from Northeastern University. She worked as a teacher and a school-based academic coach before graduating from the University of North Florida with a Master of Education degree in Elementary Education, then earning an additional Master of Arts degree in Education, Administration, and Supervision. She is also a Doctor of Education candidate at Northeastern University, class of 2021. Amy Bright brings more than 19 years of experience from various elementary and K-8 schools in Florida and Massachusetts to the Office of Teaching and Learning at Framingham Public Schools; she is eager to strengthen the curriculum and instruction within the District, continuing to work collaboratively to establish a community where every child and staff member excels. Ms. Bright lives in Norfolk with her husband Dave and their three children, Haley, Cameron, and Chase.
Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Diversity, and Community Engagement
Mr. Joseph Corazzini earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Master of Science degree in Nonprofit Management from Worcester State University. He is also a recent graduate of the AASA/Howard University Urban Superintendents Program. Mr. Corazzini has served as the Director of Community Resource Development for the Framingham Public Schools since 2012, and in this time he has expanded the Out of School Time programs and community partnerships in the district. Prior to his work in Framingham, he worked for a number of youth development organizations, including Citizen Schools, Dynamy, the Worcester Education Collaborative and the United Way of Central Massachusetts. At the United Way, he served on the senior leadership team that developed one of the first nationally recognized Promise Neighborhoods, a student-centered wraparound support initiative developed under the Obama Administration. He has extensive experience supporting non-profit organizations in strategic planning, organizational development and diversity initiatives. Mr. Corazzini currently resides in Worcester with his wife Raquel, twin daughters, Alyssa and Isabella, and their six year old boxer Addy.
In his book Good to Great, author Jim Collins stresses the importance of hiring the right people as the most important principle in order to "make the leap" in overall organizational performance improvement. Using a bus metaphor - seemingly appropriate to education - Collins writes, "Those who build great organizations make sure they have the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the key seats before they figure out where to drive the bus."
“With a stronger-than-ever focus on teaching, learning, equity, diversity, and community development - I am excited to have Amy Bright, Anne Ludes, and Joseph Corazzini leading that work in tandem with me and our entire district leadership team,” said Dr. Tremblay, “Over the last year, the Framingham Public Schools have made significant strides to get the right people on the bus and in the key seats. With the Strategic Plan as our roadmap, a focused and responsible budget for materials and personnel as our fuel, and now with our new Assistant Superintendents in the right seats - we are ready to drive!”
About Framingham Public Schools
The mission of the Framingham Public Schools is to educate each student to learn and live productively as a critically-thinking, responsible citizen in a multicultural, democratic society by providing academically challenging instructional programs taught by highly-qualified staff and supported by comprehensive services in partnership with our entire community. For news, updates, and announcements, follow Framingham Public Schools (@FraminghamPS) on Facebook and Twitter. You can also join the conversation using #FraminghamSchools.
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