McGovern Principal Finalists Announced

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I announce the three finalists for the McGovern principal position.  

Christina Cooney
Ms. Cooney is currently an Administrative Intern and Literacy Specialist at the Isaac Sprague Elementary School in Wellesley, MA.  Previously, Ms. Cooney worked as first grade teacher in Wellesley and as a bilingual teacher in grades 1, 2, and 3 in Framingham, MA. Ms. Cooney received a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University. Ms. Cooney is also expected to complete her Master of Education in Educational Administration from Endicott College in July 2017.


Donna Brown
Ms. Brown has served in the role of Assistant Principal/Educational Team Leader of East Elementary School in Sharon, MA for the last 5 years.  Previously, Ms. Brown worked as a Head Teacher and Speech Pathologist in Norwood, MA. She also worked as a Special Education Team Chair for Willett Early Childhood Center in Norwood. Ms. Brown received a Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College and a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Emerson College.  She completed her leadership licensure program through the Commonwealth Leadership Academy.


Brendan Keenan, Ed.D.
Dr. Keenan is currently the Principal of the Dr. Elmer S. Bagnell Elementary School in Groveland, MA where he has led the school since July 2015.  Previously, Dr. Keenan worked as School Adjustment Counselor in both Worcester and Douglas, MA, a Special Education Teacher in Worcester and Lancaster, MA and was Acting Assistant Principal for the Burncoat Elementary School in Worcester.   Dr. Keenan received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Assumption College, a Master of Social Work from Salem State College Graduate School of Social Work and a Doctor of Education in Education Policy, Leadership and Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, College of Education.   He is also expected to complete an Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership from Harvard University Graduate School of Education in April 2017.


Parents, guardians, and interested community members are invited to meet our finalists in the McGovern Elementary School Library on the evening of Monday, March 27, 2017 as follows:


6:30-7:10 PM:  Dr. Brendan Keenan
7:15-7:55 PM:  Ms. Donna Brown
8:00-8:40 PM:  Ms. Christina Cooney


Armand Pires, Ph.D.


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