Mansfield Public Schools

June 16, 2020

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Listening Tour Wrap-Up

Dear Families,

Thank you to the over 400 families who participated in both sessions of my Listening Tour held last week. The information and insight was extremely valuable and I appreciate everyone taking the time out of their schedule to participate. You are welcome to continue emailing your feedback to me at

Again, I am interested in learning what has worked for you and your children and what would you prefer distance learning to look like?

Every grade, every subject, every student, every family is different and we are trying to meet all needs. This is an opportunity for us to hear from you as we prepare for September and beyond.

Thank you.

Teresa Murphy

Best Buddies

Congratulations to Mansfield High School for receiving the Best Buddies Massachusetts and Rhode Island 2020 Outstanding Chapter Award for Best High School Chapter. With 235 Best Buddies Chapters, this is quite an accomplishment for our students and staff who have invested so much into this chapter! Congratulations to everyone!

Staffing Updates

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to an end, we want to congratulate the following educators and staff who will retire from Mansfield Public Schools. It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye but we wish them all the best in their retirement.

  • Susan Dundon, Robinson and Jordan/Jackson, Library Media Assistant
  • Christine Francomano, Qualters Middle School, World Language Teacher
  • Michele Farrell-Gilmore, Jordan/Jackson, Art Teacher (retiring October 2020)
  • Diane McCune, Jordan/Jackson, Paraprofessional
  • Sharon Mullin, Jordan/Jackson, Office Assistant
  • Mike Redding, Mansfield High School, Social Studies Teacher
  • Joanne Roderick, Jordan/Jackson, Special Education Teacher
  • Joe Russo, Mansfield High School, Athletic Director
  • Donna Tucker, Qualters Middle School, Office Assistant
  • Andrea Wilbar, Robinson Elementary, Paraprofessional

In addition, we say goodbye to Robinson Elementary School Assistant Principal Tanna Jango as she leaves to pursue a position as a principal in another district. We thank Mrs. Jango for all that she has done for the past 4 years and wish her great success in her new position.

With Mrs. Jango's departure, we are excited to welcome Mr. Ryan Gentili to Robinson to take over the Assistant Principal position. For the past 17 years, Mr. Gentili has been a Special Education Teacher at Jordan/Jackson and most recently has served as Interim Assistant Principal at Jordan/Jackson. Mr. Gentili is a familiar face around the district and he's excited to make the move to the Robinson School.

As noted above, after 32 years in the classroom, Mike Redding will retire as a high school Social Studies Teacher. However, I am pleased to announce that he will assume the position of Athletic Director mid-summer. Mr. Redding's athletic accomplishments are numerous and we are excited to have him head-up our Athletic Department.

And lastly, QMS Health Teacher Natalie Johnson has recently been appointed to the Health & Wellness Department Chair for the district. Ms. Johnson has been a leader in Health Curriculum Development. She will be moving over to MHS as Department Chair and to teach Health Classes.

Congratulations and best wishes to everyone!

Summer Communication

As the school year comes to an end this week, please know that all of our school offices, including Central Office, are staffed during the summer. If you have questions, please reach out via phone or email. In addition, families can expect to receive a weekly newsletter from the Superintendent's Office starting the week of July 6. We encourage you to look for these newsletters on Tuesdays.

While some weeks will provide robust information regarding plans for September, others will focus on general updates and information, and there may be weeks where there will be no new information to report.

We will continue to utilize our COVID-19 Webpage and encourage you to check that site as well for updates and information.