Announcement of Field School Principal Finalists

Dear Weston Community,

We are very excited to announce that we have three highly qualified finalists for the position of Field School Principal.  All three candidates will be coming to the district for a full day this week.  (Candidate bios are below.)

A parent/community forum with each candidate is scheduled from 8:15-9:00 AM in the Field School Library as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 24 (Jody Klein)
  • Thursday, January 25 (Dan Green)
  • Friday, January 26 (Kate Peretz)  

There will also be time for faculty, staff, and administration to meet with each of the candidates. Your participation and feedback on these candidates is critical to the process, and I look forward to seeing those who are able to attend.  After the candidate visits to Weston, during the week of January 29, 2018, a group from Weston will visit each candidate in their current educational setting.

Thank you for your continued support in this process.

Dr. Midge Connolly

Dan Green is currently a Vice Principal in Brookline at the Pierce School, a K-8 school.  Prior to that, Dan taught Social Studies at Brookline High School for years.  Dan has also been a middle school social studies educator in Connecticut and California. Dan is the co-founder and director of the Brookline Cambodia Partnership, is a school-based nonprofit which funded the building and managing of a middle school in rural Cambodia.  Dan has a B.A. from Brandeis, an M.Ed. from Harvard, and is completing his doctoral work at Johns Hopkins University.

Jody Klein has spent the majority of her professional career as an administrator in the Newton Public Schools.  First as the World Languages Coordinator, then as the district Director of English Language Learners, and most recently as an Interim Elementary School Principal at the Lincoln Eliot School.  Jody is a Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Administrator Trainer for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  She also works with Research for Better Teaching and is an instructor of Studying Skillful Teacher.  Jody received her B.A. from American University, her M.Ed. from Boston University, and a C.A.G.S. in School Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Kate Peretz is currently the Principal of the Oak Street Elementary School in Franklin where she previously served as the Vice Principal of the Helen Keller Elementary School.  Kate had spent most of her professional career in the Acton Boxborough School system teaching grades five and six and also worked as Coordinator of the Beginning Teacher Support Program.  Kate has her B.A. from Fordham University and her M.Ed. from Framingham State College.  Kate is also a National Board Certified Teacher.