Hemenway Elementary School Principal Screening Committee Application
Dear Hemenway Community,

Want to be part of a team that will help with the process of identifying the new leadership for Hemenway Elementary School?  This is an important opportunity to engage in a collaborative process that will help us determine the next Principal for Hemenway Elementary School. Framingham Public Schools (FPS) encourages you to express your interest to serve in Rounds 1 or 2 of this critical process.  

The process for the Hemenway Principal search will be as follows:

Round 1: Initial Candidate Screening Committee: We are seeking 12 volunteers to serve on the Round 1 Screening Committee. The Screening Committee will consist of 4 parents/community members, 4 educators, and 4 administrators.  Members selected for this part of the process will: (a) Establish key characteristics of a Principal at Hemenway Elementary School; (b) Review resumes and applications, and (c) Recommend 7-10 initial candidates who will proceed to Round 2.

Round 2: Stakeholder Screening Committees Interviews: We are seeking up to 30 volunteers to serve on the Round 2 Interviews. There will be three (3) separate screening committees each representing a stakeholder group: parents/community members, educators, and administrators. Members selected for this part of the process will: (a) Meet with their respective stakeholder group to conduct 30-minute interviews with the 7-10 selected candidates from Round 1 and rate their performance; (b) No more than 10 individuals will make up each stakeholder group; and (c) At the end of Round 2, 5 or so candidates will proceed to Round 3.

Round 3: Cabinet and Superintendent of Schools Interviews: The Superintendent and his Cabinet will interview the candidates who progress from Round 2 and submit 2-3 finalists.

Round 4: Virtual Finalists Forum: The finalists will spend the day at Hemenway and  meet with stakeholders of the Hemenway community and answer questions (anticipated to take place the first/second week of April).

The District is seeking volunteers to join the screening committee during either Round 1 or Round 2 of the interview process.  If you wish to be considered, please complete this Application by March 4, 2022. Screening Committees will be announced the following week.

All Screening Committee members must undergo a full training, which includes an anti-bias training, and commit to a significant amount of time. All meetings will be virtual. Screening Committee members will have work to complete outside of designated meeting times and MUST attend ALL meetings for their respective Round.

Round 1 Dates: Initial Candidate Screening Committee Meetings
Orientation: March 14 (6 pm - 8:30 pm) | March 15 (4:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Selection Process: March 21 (4:30 pm - 8:30 pm) | March 22 (4:30 pm - 8:30 pm) | March 23 (4:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Round 2 Dates: Stakeholder Screening Committee Interviews
Orientation: March 15 (6 pm - 8:30 pm) | March 16 (4:30 pm - 8:30 pm) | March 17 (4:30 pm - 8:30 pm) (if needed)
Interviews:  March 28 (4:30 pm - 8:30 pm) | March 29 (4:30 pm - 8:30 pm) | March 30 (4:30 pm - 8:30 pm) | March 31 (4:30 pm - 8:30 pm) (if needed)

In rare circumstances, dates will need to change to ensure a better pool of applicants; in such a case, an announcement will be made as soon as possible.

It is very important for us to have a diverse screening committee that celebrates and mirrors the diversity of our students.  Please complete the application BY March 4.

Inna London
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

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Identify you role (check all that apply): *
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A screening committee member must be: confidential, available for ALL meetings, open to multiple perspectives and be committed to the right choice for the Hemenway Principal. Can you commit to this? *
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