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Walsh Middle School Principal is a Finalist for Natick Position

Walsh Middle School Principal Teresa Carney is one of three finalists for the principal at Wilson Middle School in Natick.

Walsh Middle School Principal Teresa Carney is one of three finalists for the principal at Wilson Middle School in Natick.
Walsh Middle School Principal Teresa Carney is one of three finalists for the principal at Wilson Middle School in Natick.
Walsh Middle School Principal Teresa Carney is one of three finalists for the principal at Wilson Middle School in Natick.

Carney informed staff and parents she applied for the position and was named a finalist, last week before school vacation began.

"Please know that Walsh is a very special place to me and it was a very difficult decision to even apply. I am at the stage in my career where I believe it may be time for a new challenge as I have been at Walsh for over ten years," wrote Carney in an email to parents. "I am not looking for other jobs other than this one and I'm still in the process of figuring out if the position in Natick is the right one for me. Please know that regardless of what happens, I am very happy at Walsh and will continue to work hard and collaborate with the Walsh community to make it be the best school it can be."

Carney, a Framingham resident, told the school community that there are "a few more steps in the process. If I am offered this position, I will keep you up to date on my decision. It should be in early March."

Walsh is one of three middle schools in Framingham. It has just under 700 students. The state has graded it a level 2 school. (Editor's Note: Level 1 is considered the best level.)

Framingham's two other middle schools Cameron (a level 2 school) and Fuller (a level 3 school) both have new principals, that were hired in 2013.

Wilson Middle School in Natick is also a level 2 school, with just over 900 students.

Its former principal, Anna Nolin was named Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Innovation for Natick Public Schools in June 2013.
Kevin Cummings February 20, 2014 at 02:18 AM
Congrats! If you do get the job, I know you will be missed in Framingham.
Beth E. February 20, 2014 at 08:35 AM
Oh no! I hope she stays. Her kids are at Barbieri with mine. It would be a huge loss! And Welcome Back Susan!
Charlie77 February 20, 2014 at 02:04 PM
Welcome back Susan! Why does it feel like a mass exodus? Why have all the middle and high school principals left or (are trying to leave) in the last year? I had heard good things about Walsh. I hope she stays!
Michelle Gallagher February 20, 2014 at 06:54 PM
Does anyone else see a pattern here? Change needs to happen and it is not happening in the right way obviously!
Out In The Woods February 20, 2014 at 08:35 PM
Agree with Michelle Gallagher and others. The good citizens of Framingham who care about their children and the schools need to start asking questions and demanding answers as to what "change" is happening that is not apparent to them and is driving quality educators to continue their careers elsewhere.

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