January 30, 2020
Dear Weston Community,
I am pleased to announce the three finalists for the position of Weston High School Principal. After teams of parents, teachers, and administrators reviewed over forty resumes and applicants completed a data analysis task, we moved forward seven candidates to be interviewed. A group of central office administrators, department heads, high school teachers, parents, and high school students interviewed the candidates at the Arts and Innovation Center and put forward the three finalists below. I am looking forward to our next steps: the week of January 27, we will visit the finalists’ schools; then, during the first week of February, each candidate will spend a day at Weston High School.
Community forums for each candidate will be held on Monday, February 3rd (Ms. Kelly Flynn); Tuesday, February 4th (Dr. Darius Green); and Thursday, February 6th (Mr. Paul Peri) at 8:45 AM, in the High School Auditorium. Click here for the complete schedule for each day.
Please see information below regarding parking at the high school.
Ms. Kelly Flynn began her educational career teaching business classes and coaching at a private, suburban high school. She then spent ten years working in the Boston Public Schools as the Assistant Headmaster of Charlestown High School. Ms. Flynn came the Weston Public Schools as the Assistant Principal of the High School before moving to Higher Education, spending four years at Endicott College. Ms. Flynn then returned to the Weston Public Schools assuming her old position in 2014 and has been with us since that time. Ms. Flynn holds a Bachelor of Science from Boston College, A Master of Arts from Suffolk University, and Master of Science from the University of Denver.
Dr. Darius Green was a math teacher in the Boston Public Schools, working at Hyde Park High School, The Engineering School, and The English High School where he also served as the ninth grade Teacher Leader. Dr. Green is currently the Assistant Principal of Somerville High School and has served in the position for nine years. Additionally, he has taught at the college level as an Adjunct Professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Dr. Green Holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, A Master of Education from Boston College, and a Ph.D. in Law and Policy from Northeastern University.
Mr. Paul Peri has spent his entire secondary educational career in the Franklin Public Schools. He is currently in his fifth year as principal of Franklin High School. Mr. Peri began his career at Remington Middle School where he was a classroom teacher, the Assistant Principal, and the Principal. In 2015, Mr. Peri also began working for Teachers 21 where he has taught “The DNA of Leadership” and “Family and Community Engagement” to educators. Mr. Peri holds a Bachelor of Arts from Muhlenberg College in Psychology and Elementary Education and a Masters in Education from Endicott College.
HIGH SCHOOL PARKING INFORMATION:
For those attending the Community forums to meet the finalists, parking is allowed along both sides of the high school driveway adjacent to the faculty and staff parking lot, at the main school entrance. Parking is also allowed in the 3 marked visitor spaces in the front loop parking. Please do not park in either of the faculty/staff lots or the student parking lot in any numbered spaces or spaces marked ‘faculty’. Be aware that the student lot has numbered spaces and students have permits for their spots. Parking is also allowed along one side of the Middle School driveway.. allow enough time to walk over to the high school.
Dr. Marguerite (Midge) Connolly
Superintendent, Weston Public Schools