The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 31, 2006


Patrice Hurley. (Photo by Mollie McPhee Ho) Paul Graseck. (Photo by Midge Eliassen)

Carlisle School hires two new principals

After many interviews, site visits and input from parents and staff, two principals for the Carlisle School have been chosen, Superintendent Marie Doyle announced last Wednesday, March 29. Patrice Hurley has accepted the position of Elementary School Principal and Paul Graseck the Middle School Principal. "I am delighted to announce they have accepted," said Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle. She said the final decision was made after "collaboration and deliberation based on input from the hiring committee, parents and staff."

Hurley and Graseck, who were highlighted in the Mosquito of March 24, have strong backgrounds in education. Hurley, currently the assistant principal at the Ephraim Curtis Middle School in Sudbury, has a business degree from Harvard University, a BA in Secondary Education and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a MA in Educational Administration from Lesley College.

Graseck is currently the Curriculum Director for English and Social Studies in the Hudson school system in Hudson, MA. His previous experience as a principal was at the Windham High School in Connecticut. He has an MA in Religious Studies from Providence College and a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of Connecticut.

"These were the better match," Doyle explained, when asked about the decision. The other candidate was Christine Price, considered for the elementary school principal position. Doyle cited Hurley's facilitation skills, Graseck's listening skills, and their "blend of talents," as strong points. Much of the deliberation was based on staff input, she said. "We had rave reviews from parents on both of them," she added. "They bring much experience to the school," she said, noting both new principals have been in education for over twenty-five years.

Last month principal, Steven Goodwin, and assistant principal, Michael Giurlando resigned, effective at the end of the current school year.

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