Update (12/17/21): Martinez is also one of three finalists for the superintendent’s job at Dover-Sherborn Public Schools.
Update (12/20/21): Martinez was not selected for the Framingham job.
Gerardo Martinez, principal of Wellesley’s Schofield Elementary School since 2011, is one of two finalists for Framingham Public Schools’ Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Diversity, and Community Engagement job.
The search has been on since September, and is down to Martinez and Tiffany Lillie, currently the director of dommunity resource development for Framingham Public Schools.
The public is invited to a ‘Meet the Candidates’ online forum on Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 6 – 7:10pm. Each candidate will have 30 minutes to offer an introduction to the community, as well as to answer attendee-submitted questions. (Webinar link & Passcode 395687).
Martinez has six years of teaching experience and 21 years of administrative experience. Before Schofield, he held principal positions in Brookline and Boston Public Schools.
On Martinez’s principal’s page on the Schofield website, it starts off: “It is my pleasure to be embarking on year 10 as Schofield’s principal and I cannot imagine being anywhere else!!”
He’s now started to imagine.
Wellesley Public Schools has had some serious stability at its principal positions in recent years. The last new one was Grant Smith last year at Hardy.
George Knight says
Principal Martinez is – in my opinion – the school principal by which all others should be measured. Our family was lucky enough to have a student at Schofield and we were incredibly grateful for the positive, productive climate at that particular school, which was a direct result of his leadership. For his sake, I hope things work out the way he wants, but if he leaves Schofield there will be a big void.
Mari Passananti says
I agree a hundred percent! Gerardo is a breath of fresh air. The kids love him, and he loves the kids. When we were at Schofield, he used to read to the younger students every week, and he’d zip around the lunch room on his hoverboard. Never one to hide in his office, he was in an out of classrooms and out on the playground as much as he could be. Over and over again, I saw him go out of his way to help students who were struggling with challenging life circumstances.
He’s a finalist for the Dover-Sherborn superintendency, and though I’d hate to see him leave Schofield, I can understand why the best public school system in the state would be interested in him.
It’s a rare gift to have such an upbeat, child centric, thoughtful administrator. He’s a tremendous class act and his departure would leave some very big shoes to fill.
Bob Brown says
Didn’t realize he was also in the running in Dover-Sherborn…we’ve updated the post with that info. Thanks, Bob