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About the PAR Panel

The PAR Panel administers all aspects of the program, including supervising the consulting teachers and determining your final evaluation rating.  The PAR Panel consists of nine members; four have been appointed by the Boston Public Schools Superintendent, four have been appointed by the Boston Teachers Union by the Boston Teachers Union President, and one member was jointly appointed.

The 2016-2017 PAR Panel members:

Myra Castro
Hernandez K-8

George Cox

BPS (ret.)

Meredith Elliott

Boston Latin School

Olivo Lee Franty

Murphy K-8

Mona Ford Walker

Winship Elementary School Principal

Lindsa McIntyre

Jeremiah E. Burke High School Headmaster

Jordan Weymer

Donald McKay K-8 School Principal

Erik Berg

BTU Executive Vice President/ Co-Chair

Jerome Doherty

BPS Office of Human Capital/ Co-Chair

Meredith Elliott

Meredith Elliott has worked at the Boston Latin School since 2003.  Her teaching experience includes Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics, Advanced Placement United States History, United States History II, English 10, World History I and World History II.  She earned a B.A. in History from Brigham Young University, an M.A. in History from the University of Utah, an M.A. in Political Science from Northeastern University, and is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Northeastern.  Prior to BLS, Meredith worked for six years in Salt Lake City’s Granite School district as an International Baccalaureate Coordinator, designate and history teacher.  Meredith enjoys researching education policy and how it impacts classroom achievement.  She hopes to write her dissertation on the policy designs of No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top.

Lee Franty

Lee Franty has worked at the Murphy School for the last ten years and before that he taught third grade at the McKay School. Lee studied Elementary Education for his undergraduate degree from Penn State University. He has a Master’s degree from Lesley University as a Reading Specialist. At the Murphy School Lee has taught grades 3 and 4 and held many roles including math coach/facilitator, technology support teacher, and data facilitator. He also serves on the MA Assessment Development Committee for the Grade 4 Math MCAS.  Currently Lee teaches grade 6 ELA and is the lead teacher for the school. He recently earned National Board Certification in the area of Early Adolescent- ELA. He enjoys balancing his role between teacher leader and classroom teacher to support the success of the school.