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FPS Announces Marybeth O’Brien as the Next Principal of Hemenway Elementary School

Framingham Public Schools

  Robert A. Tremblay, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools

Rochelle Santos
Media and Communications Manager

Farley Building, 19 Flagg Drive
Framingham, Massachusetts 01702
Telephone: 508-782-6099


For Immediate Release

Framingham Public Schools Announces Marybeth O’Brien as the Next Principal of Hemenway Elementary School

April 28, 2022 (Framingham, MA): Dr. Robert Tremblay, Superintendent of Schools, is pleased to announce Marybeth O’Brien as the Principal of Hemenway Elementary School, effective July 1, 2022. 

Marybeth O’Brien is currently a Principal at Gilmore Elementary School in Brockton Public Schools. Prior to her current role, Ms. O’Brien held the Principal and Assistant Principal roles at Huntington and Raymond Elementary Schools in Brockton. Having received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Political Philosophy from Northeastern University, she has a Masters Degree from Simmons University in Urban Education and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership and Administration from American International College. Ms. O’Brien is currently enrolled in the Boston College Doctoral Program for Educational Leadership.

The interview process for this position consisted of multiple parts, beginning with a staff and community survey. A Screening Committee, composed of staff members and parents, gathered several times to refine interview questions and meet the candidates. As a finalist, Ms. O’Brien then participated in a 'Meet the Candidates' Forum which afforded attendees to ask questions and provide feedback in a survey to Dr. Tremblay, Superintendent of Framingham Public Schools. 

“I am honored and humbled at the opportunity to serve as the educational leader of Hemenway Elementary School,” said Marybeth O’Brien. “Through the selection process, I felt the genuine warmth of the Framingham Public Schools Community. It has been evident that Hemenway is an inclusive environment demonstrating great pride. I look forward to continuing my educational journey in the Framingham Public Schools to learn and grow alongside students, families, and fellow faculty and educators.”

This information has been shared with the Hemenway Community and is available on our website in English, Spanish, and Portuguese: https://bit.ly/FPS42822 

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