Gabrielle Farrell ’12 was appointed deputy chief of staff of communications for Boston Public Schools recently. In this position, Farrell will be responsible for developing and managing short and long-term communications strategies, with a focus on the city’s education policy agenda, and will drive many of the schools’ key initiatives as they pertain to a proactive internal and external communications strategy.
"As a Boston native and an alumna of Boston Public Schools, there is no better person to take on this role as Deputy Chief of Staff," said Mayor Martin Walsh. "Gabrielle is living proof of the potential and talent we have in the City of Boston. Her insight will be invaluable to our school district."
"As a former Boston Public Schools student, Gabrielle understands the critical issues facing Boston classrooms and will help to further our efforts," said Superintendent Tommy Chang Farrell attended the James P. Timilty Middle School in Roxbury and the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, formerly known as Health Careers Academy in the Fenway community.
Farrell joined the Walsh Administration in March 2014 as the Mayor's press assistant. Before that, she handled communications and external affairs at Project Bread, which stewards The Walk for Hunger.
A Posse Scholar, Farrell major in French and political science at Bryn Mawr. She is currently working toward her master’s in communications from Northwestern University.