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FPS Announces the New Director of Health and Wellness

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

Framingham Public Schools Announces the New Director of Health and Wellness

June 30, 2023 (Framingham, MA) Dr. Robert Tremblay, Superintendent of Schools, is pleased to announce Shavonne Lord as the new Director of Health and Wellness, effective July 1, 2023. 

Ms. Lord is currently an Assistant Principal in Lawrence Public Schools where she’s trained and worked for the last 13 years.  In her current role, she created the vision for and supported the development of the mental health support systems, social emotional learning programming, and multi-tiered support systems across the building.  Her role includes management and supervision of the mental health team, the school discipline team, and student support team. Shavonne has worked to provide mental health support, consultation, and training for staff over the last 10 years.  Prior to her role as the Assistant Principal, she practiced as a School Psychologist in Lawrence Public Schools, performing all psycho-educational evaluations, providing individual and group counseling, consultation for staff and families, support for MTSS, and crisis intervention.

Ms. Lord’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree from Bowdoin College with a major in Psychology and minor in Education.  She received her Masters Degree and then Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology from Tufts University.  

“I look forward to welcoming Shavonne Lord to Framingham Public Schools as the new Director of Health and Wellness,” offered Courtney Balacco, Executive Director of Student Supports for Framingham Public Schools. “Ms. Lord brings a strong background in supporting all students socially and emotionally, along with expertise in school leadership and strengthening school community culture for students and staff. I look forward to the continued growth she will build upon in Health and Wellness and student support across all of Framingham Public Schools!”

Ms. Shavonne Lord

“I am thrilled and grateful to be joining the team at Framingham Public Schools and the Department of Health and Wellness," shared Ms. Shavonne Lord. "It is a privilege to be joining a community that values and emphasizes inclusivity for all of its members and health and wellness practices for all. I am excited to begin getting to know and partnering with all district staff, students and families in order to best support and enhance the mental health and wellbeing of our student community.”

The contents of this Press Release will be sent to the FPS Community and are available on our website in English, Spanish, and Portuguese:

About the Department of Health and Wellness
The Department of Health and Wellness provides a wide range of services to meet the academic, health, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of Framingham Public School students and families.  Each school within the district is staffed with highly skilled Student Support Services personnel, including school counselors, social workers, school psychologists, and school nurses who work together as an interdisciplinary team to promote academic success and the overall wellbeing of students. Additionally, within this department there are a number of highly trained specialists who focus on district wide support. These include the district PBIS Coordinator, the Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) team, Attendance Officer and the McKinney-Vento Care Coordinator. You can find more information about the Department of Health and Wellness on the FPS Website: Health and Wellness.

About Framingham Public Schools
The mission of the Framingham Public Schools is to educate each student to learn and live productively as a critically-thinking, responsible citizen in a multicultural, democratic society by providing academically challenging instructional programs taught by highly-qualified staff and supported by comprehensive services in partnership with our entire community. For news, updates, and announcements, follow Framingham Public Schools (@FraminghamPS) on FacebookTwitter, and (@framinghamschools) on Instagram. You can also join the conversation using #FraminghamSchools.

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