After the vote was taken, Dr. Ahern, accepted the position, once again pending contract negotiations, which are ongoing. It is expected the process will be completed very soon, and a formal appointment announcement will be made at the April 11 School Committee meeting.
The selection of Dr. Ahern came after a lengthy search process which began in November, and included input from a wide variety of stakeholders through surveys and focus groups to create a leadership profile. Community forums were held and stakeholders in the school community (central office, principals and all faculty) were invited to question all candidates for this important position. All groups were given the opportunity to provide feedback. The Committee wishes to extend its appreciation and gratitude to all involved in this process.
|Franklin School Committee Front Row: Cindy Douglas; Dr. Kevin O'Malley, Chairman; Dr. John Jewell Back Row: Vanessa Bilello, Dr. Anne Bergen, Vice Chair; MaryJane Scofield, Denise Schultz|