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Friday, March 17, 2006


Search narrows to three finalists for two co-principals at Carlisle School

The Carlisle School is seeking two co-principals to replace Principal Steven Goodwin and Assistant Principal Michael Giurlando, who have both resigned, effective June 30. On March 14, the school announced that the search committee recommended a single candidate for the position of principal for elementary grades: Dr. Christine Price from the Belmont Day School. Two finalists have been recommended for the position of middle school principal: Dr. Paul Graseck, Curriculum Director for English and Social Studies in Hudson, Massachusetts, and Ms. Patrice Hurley, Assistant Principal of the Ephraim Curtis Middle School in Sudbury.

The three candidates are scheduled to visit with administrators, teachers, students and parents on Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17. School Superintendent Marie Doyle and Dr. Linda Stapp, Director of Student Support, will conduct final interviews and check references. Doyle expects to make final decisions by Friday, March 24.

In a message e-mailed to parents, the school described the background of the candidates.

Paul Graseck, candidate

for middle school principal

Graseck has a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of Connecticut, a M.A. in Religious Studies from Providence College, and an A.B. from Earlham College.

Before his current job as curriculum director, he worked one year as assistant principal at Windham High School and one year as intern principal at Woodstock Middle School, both in Connecticut. Before that, he taught history for 13 years at Woodstock Academy in Connecticut, and13 years as Department Chair at the Moses Brown School in Provedence, Rhode Island.

Patrice Hurley, candidate

for middle school principal

Hurley has a Masters degree in Educational Administration from Lesley University, a C.S.S. in Business and Public Administration from Harvard University, and a Bachelor's in Secondary Education and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

She has worked as assistant principal since 2001. Before that she taught social studies for four years at the Oak Hill Middle School in Newton, worked for seven years at Brookline High School as teacher and legal studies coordinator, and spent six years at Groton-Dunstable Schools as both teacher and alternative program director.

Christine Price, candidate

for elementary principal

Price received a Ph.D. and M.Ed. from Lesley University in Cambridge, and a B.A. from Wells College in New York.

Her experience includes: teacher, primary unit coordinator, curriculum development coordinator, and Capstone coordinator at the Belmont Day School, where she has worked since 1987. Before that, she was the Academy Coordinator for the Massachusetts Academy for Teachers in the Massachusetts Field Center for Teaching and Learning, in Boston.

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