Assistant Superintendent Search: Three Finalists Selected Parents, Staff, and Community Invited to Public Forum

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Three finalists for the position of Hopkinton Public Schools’ Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Professional Development have been selected.

Mr. Michael Caira: Mr. Caira holds a Masters in Elementary Education from Fitchburg State University. His undergraduate degree was in English, with a concentration in Elementary Education, awarded from Assumption College. His Doctorate of Education from the Boston College Lynch School of Education is expected to be awarded this May.

He is currently the Principal (2016-present) of the David Mindess Elementary School in Ashland. He has previously served as Principal (2012-2016) for the Henry E. Warren Elementary School in Ashland and Assistant Principal (2010-2012) for the Varnum Brook Elementary School in North Middlesex Regional-Peperell. He was also the Dean of Students (2008-2010) for Samoset Middle School in Leominster, and began his career in education as a Grade 3 and Grade 5 Classroom teacher in the Littleton (MA) and West Hartford (CT) Public Schools.

Dr. Michael Hanna: Dr. Hanna holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, as well as a Masters in Education from Endicott College and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Boston College. His undergraduate degree was in Philosophy and French, awarded from Seattle University.

He is currently the Learning Leader (2012-present) of the Stratton Elementary School in Arlington. He has previously served as the Learning Leader (2009-2012) for the Village Elementary School in Marblehead. He was also the Director of Curriculum & Instruction K-12 (2008-2009) for the Marblehead Public Schools, and began his career in education as a Social Studies and Religion Teacher for Trinity High School in Manchester (NH).

Ms. Jennifer Parson: Ms. Parson holds a CAGS in Educational Leadership from Bridgewater State University, as well as a Masters in Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Literacy, from Lesley University. Her undergraduate degree was in Elementary Education, awarded from the University of Rhode Island.

She is currently the Principal (2011-present) of the Lincoln St. Elementary School in Northboro, and serves on the School Committee of the Milford Public Schools (2014-present). She has previously served as the Principal (2004-2011) of the Center School in Hopkinton. She was also the Assistant Principal (2001-2004) for the Israel Loring School in Sudbury, and began her career in education as a Grade 4, 5 and 6 Classroom Teacher for the Natick (MA) and Atlanta (GA) Public School Districts.

An integral part of the process involves parent, staff, and community input. The Acting Superintendent, Dr. Carol Cavanaugh, invites interested parents, staff, and community members to a public forum to meet the finalists, and ask any questions they may have.

Parents, staff, and interested community members are invited to attend this forum:

Wednesday, March 14th
Hopkinton High School Library

6:50 – 7:20 PM: Ms. Jennifer Parson
7:25 – 7:55 PM: Mr. Michael Caira
8:00 – 8:30 PM: Dr. Michael Hanna

Participants will be given the opportunity to provide feedback to Dr. Cavanaugh. We strongly urge you to participate, and seek your valued feedback.