Director of Equity & Inclusion Finalist Interviews

Director of Equity & Inclusion Finalist Interviews - March 9, 2021
Posted on 03/01/2021
We are pleased to announce that we have two exceptional finalists for the position of Director of PK-12 Equity and Inclusion.  I would like to thank all 15 members of the Screening Committee for their help and their time in the selection of the finalists. 

The two finalists are Caleb Encarnacion-Rivera and Kimberlee Henry.  Finalist interviews will be held via Zoom Webinar this evening, March 9, at 7:00 and 8:00, and all who are interested in viewing the interviews are invited to do so.  I will be conducting the interviews in a conversational format between myself and the candidate.  While public participation is not part of the final interview process, I will remain on Zoom at the end to hear feedback from the community.  Please see the information below about the candidates: 

7:00:  Caleb Encarnacion-Rivera:  Mr. Encarnacion-Rivera currently works for Worcester State University as a Program Coordinator and Facilitator.  In this role, he works as the program coordinator for the Youth Civics Union, a youth-led activist coalition centered around participatory action research for diversity, equity, and inclusion policy change.  Additionally, he served as the Program Consultant for the Latino Education Institute.  His work was centered around diverse and inclusive program development, as well as designing programmatic structures to include the agency of community and students within equitable social action projects.   Mr. Encarnacion-Rivera holds a Master of Education in Education Policy and Management, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Development and Social Change.  

8:00 Kimberlee Henry:  Dr. Henry is currently employed as the Principal of the STEM Academy in Lowell, Massachusetts.  In this role, she is the leader of professional development focusing on systemic racism, social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion, including serving on the Social Justice Task Force.  Previously, Dr. Henry has served in various school leadership roles, including principal, assistant principal, and district-wide Civil Rights Coordinator.  Dr. Henry holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, a Master of Science in Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. 

Dede Galdston, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools