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Friday, February 3, 2006


Goodwin, Giurlando resign from Carlisle School

Just one day apart, the Carlisle School saw two senior staff enter their resignations — Principal Dr. Stephen Goodwin and Assistant Principal Michael Giurlando. Goodwin sent a community-wide mail to parents on January 25 announcing he had accepted a position at the Lynch Elementary School in Winchester, Mass. The next day, Giurlando sent out a similar message stating, "At this time, I am announcing my intention to resign from my current position at the end of my contract." Both resignations are effective on June 30. The following day yet another message was sent to parents, this time from Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle. In her message she explained she had instructed Goodwin and Giurlando to "share this information with you directly so we could begin advertising to find the best possible candidates to fill these vacancies for Carlisle Public Schools."

Goodwin, who has been at the Carlisle School for five years, explained, "This decision was not made lightly and was done with regret borne out of the fact that we have the world's best teaching staff (in my humble opinion)." Giurlando, who started at Carlisle School two years ago, said he decided to "make this decision now in order to give Carlisle Public Schools as much notice as possible to fill this position."

Doyle praised Goodwin, "Steve will be missed as he is a loved administrator who has given Carlisle five tremendous years." She said Giurlando "had made this decision a few weeks ago, prior to knowing of Steve's new position, as he wishes to explore opportunities for elementary assistant principals." She said the positions have been advertised, and she would like to "begin a dialog with staff, parents and students on what qualities in candidates best serve the needs of our community."

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