Dear FRCS families,
As many of you know, these past few weeks we have had to shift our focus to recruiting a new high school principal. In such a short time, we have done what FRCS does best and that is to come together as a community! Building an interview panel which represented all stakeholders including teachers, parents, students, and administrators, we went to work coordinating the logistics of the new high school principal search.
The group reflected and assessed high school needs from the various perspectives and identified the vital strengths and attributes we sought in our future high school leader. Simultaneously, we developed contingency plans should we not find the right candidate for the job. We were intentional not to rush the process in an effort to fill the position but to stay true to the needs of the school and only hire if we found the right person, regardless of how long that took.
After searching through dozens of resumes and interviewing for two straight weeks, I am extremely pleased to announce we found a great fit for FRCS! Mr. Michael Cournoyer will join us in mid-September as our new high school principal. He currently serves as the HS Principal at Norfolk County Aggie High School. With a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership, he has also served as HS Principal in Hopkinton and Holliston and as Assistant Principal in Hopkinton and Marlborough.
It was unanimous among all stakeholders that Mike brings a collaborative leadership presence, experience, and style. The group appreciated his thoughtful and detailed responses to scenarios involving problem-solving, communicating, and partnering. We were inspired by his student-centered focus, clarity of expectations, and sense of care. Additionally, we learned from current and past colleagues that the impact he has had on student learning, teacher development, curriculum design, and parent engagement over the years would make him a tremendous fit for Team FRCS. Mike will be available during Open House and the Block Party on August 29, 2019 from 12:00pm-3:30pm and is excited to meet our families!
Finally, I am genuinely appreciative of the staff, parents, and students for their representation, participation, and candid input to this process. This collaborative approach with varied perspectives created a powerful way to help identify our next high school leader.
Dr. Mark Logan