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Parent Update – October 19, 2023

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Good afternoon,

Here is a reminder of our Parent/Guardian conference dates:

Parent/Guardian and Teacher conferences will be held in October. Please contact your child’s school if you have questions about signing up for conferences.

  • Oct 26 – early release for grades K – 7 only – there is no school for PK
  • Oct 26 – conferences at Greenfield High School only – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Oct 27 – early release for all grades K – 12 – there is no school for PK

Please see below for a message from the School Committee Chair.

As you may already be aware, at the School Committee meeting on Wednesday, October 11, the Committee passed a motion to move forward with the appointment of Karin Patenaude as our next Superintendent, effective July 1, 2024, pending a public interview and successful contract negotiations.

Karin has worked in Greenfield since 2009, beginning as a teacher at GHS. As our current Assistant Superintendent, she has worked directly with our curriculum development grants, programs, and staff professional development. She has also been a daily presence and partner in all aspects of district management, alongside Christine.

Since beginning discussions of this appointment, the School Committee has heard unanimous and amazing feedback from the community, about Karin’s readiness for this role. The respect she has from students, staff, parents, and the community at large is impressive and heart-warming. 

As the successor Superintendent to the strong work of Christine, Karin will be able to continue making progress on all district goals, without any break in momentum. We are incredibly fortunate, as a district, to have this opportunity.

We will shortly schedule a public interview with Karin, and it will be posted through our usual methods, once a date, time, and location are confirmed.

Should you have feedback on, or questions about this process, I welcome a conversation.

Have a nice weekend,

Amy L. Proietti

Greenfield School Committee, Chair 

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