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Leadership Change at Stapleton Elementary School

Friday, October 4, 2019

The letter below shared with Stapleton families this morning. 

This letter serves as an update on leadership assignments for this year. I wanted to make you aware that Ms. Carrigo Das will not continue in the role of Vice Principal at Stapleton Elementary for the 2019-2020 school year. 

I thank her for her service to the students and staff at Stapleton and wish her the best as she begins the next chapter of her professional career. I also appreciate your patience and understanding as we make the necessary changes to support all students at Stapleton. 

Unfortunately, I acknowledge that this is not an ideal window for recruiting the best candidates to support the work here at Stapleton. Consequently, Ms. Brenda Maurao, the current Assistant Director for Elementary Education, who has been supporting Stapleton while I have been out,, will join Stapleton to lead alongside me as co-Principal. 

Ms. Maurao has been a dedicated educator for over twenty years, serving as building principal for Stall Brook Elementary School in Bellingham, Massachusetts from 2017-2018 and assistant principal at Miller Elementary School in Holliston, Massachusetts from 2012-2017.  Prior to being a building administrator, she was a classroom teacher for fourteen years. She is passionate about making learning accessible for all, fostering a “can-do” growth mindset culture in education that encourages thoughtful risk-taking and keeping joy alive in schools.  

I will post the position of Vice Principal in the Spring, and Ms. Maurao will remain at Stapleton for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This co-leadership structure will allow for an intentional focus on instruction, student learning and safety. 

Ms. Maurao will assume this new position immediately. Thank you in advance for your continued support!


Anne Diaz