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Keefe Tech Names New Principal

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 9:55 pm on June 19, 2011
New Keefe Tech Principal Jonathan Evans (2011)

Newly hired Keefe Tech Principal Jonathan Evans

Framingham, MA - Joseph P. Keefe Technical School Superintendent-Director James Lynch is pleased to announce that Jonathan Evans, current Director of Student Services, will succeed Patricia Canali as the school's new Principal.

Superintendent Lynch stated that Evans' appointment is effective July 1, 2011. According to Lynch, "I have made this decision after a very thorough search process that included a broadly publicized posting, 14 applicants, 6 semifinalists, 4 finalists, two lengthy and probing interviews, and a detailed review of recommendations and references. I am convinced that Mr. Evans is the very best candidate for this important leadership position. I look forward to working with him as Principal and as we go forward to continue to improve our school and service our students."

Evans has served the Keefe Tech school community for 15 years, beginning his career as an intern in the Guidance Department in while he was earning a Master of Education in Counseling. He came aboard as a full-time Guidance Counselor in the 1997-1998 school year, and advanced to the position of Lead Counselor and then Director of Guidance and Admissions over the next ten years. In 2007, Evans was appointed as Director of Student Services, overseeing ...[read more]


Keefe Tech Principal to Retire

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 2:49 pm on June 16, 2011
Retiring Keefe Tech Principal, Patricia Canali (June 2011)

Retiring Keefe Tech Principal, Patricia Canali (June 2011)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - During her three years as the Principal of Joseph P. Keefe Technical School, Patricia Murray Canali's commitment to the school community, students, and faculty has left a mark that will not be soon forgotten when she retires at the close of the 2010-2011 school year.

"She brought everything she had every day," said Superintendent-Director James Lynch. "During her time at Keefe, she set a new standard of commitment by a leader to the school community."

With a career that began in career technical education more than thirty years ago, Canali has served in the roles of ESL Teacher, Guidance Counselor, Director of Guidance and Assistant Principal at career technical high schools and traditional comprehensive high schools throughout Massachusetts before joining the Keefe Tech administrative team as Principal in July of 2008.

For Canali, one of her most important goals as Principal was to focus on empowering students through more leadership opportunities. "I wanted to put more power in the hands of our students so ...[read more]


Keefe Tech Students Interning at FPAC-TV

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 4:25 pm on May 31, 2011
Keefe Tech / FPAC-TV Interns

Joseph P. Keefe Technical School juniors Brad Naugler of Holliston and Daniel Coelho, Matt Rivers, and Hugo DeAlmeida of Framingham are serving as video production interns at Framingham Public Access Corporation (FPAC).

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Four Joseph P. Keefe Technical School juniors are learning Video Production skills through hands-on experience at their internships at Framingham Public Access Corporation (FPAC).

The internship opportunities were coordinated by FPAC Executive Director Bill McColgan, Keefe Tech Superintendent-Director James Lynch, and School Committee member and FPAC Board of Directors member John Kahn. "We sat down and discussed creating a community partnership between our organizations," said McColgan. "We thought that creating these internship opportunities were a great first step."

Daniel Coelho, Hugo DeAlmeida, and Matt Rivers of Framingham and Brad Naugler of Holliston were chosen as student interns by Keefe Administrators based on recommendations from their teachers.

Keefe Tech School Admissions Counselor Faith Chrisom facilitated the internship schedules, arranging for the students to work in teams of ...[read more]


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