Franklin Public Schools (FPS) and Franklin High School (FHS) are thrilled to announce the appointment of two most recently vetted and signed directors for our Art and Athletic Department. Please join us in welcoming Adam Gooder and Karrah Ellis as members of our leadership team.
Adam is a highly qualified visual arts educator, currently teaching full time at Concord-Carlisle High School since 2012. Before that, he taught film at the college level for fifteen years. Adam created the Filmmaking and Digital Photography programs at CCHS, which include both Introductory and Advanced curricula, guest speakers, field trips, a yearly film festival and gallery shows. Adam earned his undergraduate degree from New York University and earned master's degrees from both Lesley University and Simmons College.
Karrah has been an educator for twenty-one years, beginning her career as an English teacher and coach at Grafton High School in 2001. Karrah transitioned to the role of athletic administrator and physical education teacher in 2007, and for the past 15 years has served student-athletes of Grafton, Algonquin, and Tantasqua Regional High School. A focus for Karrah has always been the growth of the leadership skills of her student-athletes and as such she has developed numerous leadership summits to develop their skills. Karrah has also created a curriculum for coaches on the social and emotional needs of student-athletes. Karrah has many times been recognized by her peers; awarded State Athletic Director of Year as well as the prestigious State Award of Merit. Karrah earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Worcester State University.
About the Franklin Public School District:
The Franklin Public School District strives to nurture a safe, supportive, inclusive and collaborative learning environment in each of our 10 schools. We believe in providing an engaging and rigorous curriculum with exemplary instructional practices that will support and challenge students to reach their full potential through personalized learning opportunities. Our goal is to develop the necessary social-emotional, academic, and career skills for each Franklin student, so that they will be a productive citizen in an ever-changing world.