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Former Chelmsford Principal Vying for Framingham Job

Parents and community members are invited to meet the three candidates on May 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Walsh's auditorium.

Written by Susan Petroni

Framingham Superintendent of Schools Stacy L. Scott announced the names of the three finalists for Walsh Middle School Principal on Thursday, and one is a familiar name for Chelmsford residents.

Karen Dwyer-Tower, a finalist for the position, was the principal of Chelmsford's Parker Middle School for eight years before leaving the district. Also vying for the position are Elizabeth Hebb and Andrew Rosenshine.

“I am impressed by the school based background of all candidates and connection with middle school aged students, said Scott in a press release.

Parents and community members are invited to meet the three candidates on May 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Walsh's auditorium.

After 11 years at Walsh Middle School, Principal Teresa Carney, who lives in Framingham, is leaving to become principal at a middle school in Natick.

Dr. Dwyer-Tower began at Thayer Academy as an English teacher/literacy specialist. She then moved to the Woodward School for Girls in Quincy for four years, first as a literacy specialist and ELL teacher and then as the Dean of Academics. After eight years as a literacy specialist at Parker Middle School in Chelmsford, she became an assistant principal at Blanchard Memorial School in Boxborough. She is in her third year in that position. 

Hebb has 12 years of experience in education. After receiving her Bachelors from Suffolk University, she began as a language arts teacher at Barnstable Middle School and then Westford Middle School. Hebb moved to North Carolina where she obtained her Master’s Degree from East Carolina University and taught high school English for five years. In 2009, she began her role as assistant principal at New Bern High School. In 2013, she was asked to serve as the assistant principal of Creekside Elementary School.

After graduating from Middlebury College in Vermont, Rosenshine became a counselor servicing adolescents, adults and geriatric patients for five years. With a Master of social work degree from Boston University, he transitioned into the position of Social Work for Andover Public Schools. After obtaining a Master of Education Degree from Salem State University, Rosenshine moved into the role as vice principal for the Public Schools of Brookline since 2011.

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