Deborah Langlois | Principal, Gardner Middle School
Deborah Langlois began her educational journey at Rhode Island College. There, she studied History Education and was very much drawn to learning about cultures around the world. Following her graduation, Deborah discovered her passions by traveling around the world. She spent the next ten years traveling to Africa, South America, Europe, Central America and Asia. During this time, Deborah traveled with nothing more than a few backpacks and a passport! She was eager to adapt to all situations and to learn by doing, immersing herself in cultures, languages and experiences.
Upon her return to America, Deborah was a volunteer for AmeriCorps in New England. She then pursued a Master’s degree in Middle Eastern History and continued to broaden her teaching experience by relocating to Massachusetts where she served as a middle school history teacher for more than thirteen years. Deborah then felt that the time was right to pursue leadership opportunities and worked towards accelerating her career in that direction.
Now, Deborah is currently the Principal of McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School located in Framingham, MA. For the past four years, Deborah has served the Fitchburg community as well as McAuliffe in the role of Principal. The part she enjoys most about her work is the opportunity to work with teachers on providing high quality instruction. She enjoys seeing teachers grow and thrive in their work and enjoys seeing the passion they bring to the classroom and how that translates to their students.