Phone: 508-620-4963 ext. 27600


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Carolyn Banach

Mrs. Banach has served as a teacher, guidance counselor, guidance director, assistant principal and principal in both public and parochial school districts.  Mrs. Banach earned her Master's Degree and Bachelor's Degree from Assumption College. She is committed to innovative college and career pathways having started both Hospitality and Tourism Management and Banking and Business Management learning pathways with several community partners while Principal of Milford High School.  In April 2019, Framingham High School received the Early College High School Designation from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to create intentional college and career pathways for students who are underrepresented in college admission.  Mrs. Banach has also conducted field research in collaboration with the Better Homes Foundation, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center for a study on the effects of families who are homeless or living in subsidized housing and the academic achievement of students.  This study was published in the Journal of School Psychology/Predictors of Academic Achievement among Homeless and Low-Income Housed Children. Mrs. Banach was a speaker at the 2019 National Association of Secondary Schools Principal’s conference in Boston.  She presented on using the College Board AP Potential platform to increase equity and access to Advanced Placement courses.

Mrs. Banach enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, reading, skiing, and the Boston Ballet.

Vice Principal, Blue House

Phone: 508-620-4963 ext. 27620


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Mark Albright

Mr. Albright was born and raised on Nantucket Island.  Growing up in such a small town truly influenced his values and highlighted the importance of communication and connecting with the community.  This connection is something he feels is essential in a large and diverse town like Framingham.

Prior to coming to work at Framingham High School, he was a mathematics teacher and subsequently a Housemaster at Newton South High School.  He has a master's degree from the University of Massachusetts - Boston, where he is now an adjunct lecturer.  When not working, he enjoys nothing more than spending time with his wife and two children.

Vice Principal, Gold House

Phone: 508-620-4963 ext. 27640


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Greg Lagan

Mr. Lagan has spent the majority of his education career in Framingham, starting out as an ESL and bilingual history teacher, and then becoming the History Department chair for 7 years. Prior to his time here at FHS he learned how to speak Spanish by living and teaching in Cali, Colombia where he still likes to travel when time permits.

He received his undergraduate degree in history and economics from St. Michael’s College and his masters from Teachers College Columbia University. He enjoys playing sports and spending time with his family.

Vice Principal, Green House

Phone: 508-620-4963 ext. 27630


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Jon Kanavich

Mr. Kanavich was previously the director of the Career Development Program and Academic Development Center at Framingham High School and a science teacher for 13 years prior to that.  He was the varsity wrestling coach at FHS for 19 seasons until his retirement in 2018.

 Mr. Kanavich received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Western New England University, and holds Masters Degrees from the University of Massachusetts Boston and Endicott College.  Outside of school, he enjoys an active lifestyle and spending time with his wife and two sons Logan and Connor.

Vice Principal, Silver House

Phone: 508-620-4963 ext. 27610


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Jeff Convery

Mr. Convery was born and raised in Framingham. He comes from a family of educators who have worked in the Framingham school system since 1953.   He has a strong connection to the community and sees his ties to Framingham as a tremendous asset to his work at the school. 

Mr. Convery taught in the history department at Framingham High school for 11 years prior to becoming a vice principal in 2011.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Framingham State University and he earned his Master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. 

Mr. Convery enjoys spending time with his family and is a New England sports fan. 

Vice Principal, Student Success Academy

Phone: 508-620-4963 Ext: 27659


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Michelle McGahan

Ms. McGahan has spent the majority of her educational career at Framingham High School, starting out as a mathematics teacher, and then becoming the director of the Cornerstone Program. For the past two years, she was the director of the Career Development Program, helping to expand the career resources and opportunities for the entire school community.
She received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics at the College of the Holy Cross with a minor in Education and is the two-year recipient of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship. She received her master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Framingham State University. Additionally, she received a Certificate in Educational Leadership from the Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership, followed by a C.A.G.S. in Educational Leadership through Cambridge College. 
Outside of school, Ms. McGahan enjoys practicing yoga and spending time with her friends and family. 

Dean of Students, Welcome Academy

Phone: 508-620-4963 Ext: 26281


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Hannya Lord

Ms. Lord received her undergraduate degree in Justice Studies and Social Inquiry from Arizona State University and holds Masters Degrees from the University of Massachusetts Boston and Grand Canyon University. Prior to leading the Welcome Academy, she taught for 10 years and led both the SLIFE program and the Evening Academy at FHS.

Ms. Lord was born in Guatemala and grew up in Arizona. She loves spending time with her husband and two boys. She is an avid sports fan and loves to cheer for the Bruins, the Green Bay Packers, and the Sun Devils. In her free time, she loves to watch movies, study history, play sports, and participate in charity races.