Superintendent Search Information and Documents

 Finalist Memo from Search Committee

Resumes of Superintendent Candidates & Schedules with Zoom Links

Dr. Earl Metzler   -- Schedule 3/15/2021  Feedback Form

Dr. Thomas Raab  -- Schedule 3/16/2021    Feedback Form

Dr. Margaret Adams  -- Schedule 3/17/2021     Feedback Form

Mr. Robert Wargo  - Schedule 3/18/2021    Feedback Form 

 Introduction Sessions Monday - Thursday

1:00 - 2:00 Students

2:00 - 3:00 Administrators

3:30 - 4:30 Educators/Staff

4:30 - 5:30 Parents/Guardians/Community Members

Superintendent Vacancy Announcement 

Superintendent Search Timeline

The Weymouth Superintendent Search Screening Subcommittee has been established and includes 18 members who hold a variety of roles and experiences within the Weymouth schools and community.  Choosing the members of the subcommittee was difficult due to the number of those who were interested in volunteering their time and energy to serve.  The goal in choosing members for this subcommittee was to reflect as many different voices of our school and community as possible while maintaining a size that makes the work manageable and effective.

The subcommittee, named below, include the following.   In terms of general numbers, the subcommittee includes 4 district staff members; 4 administrators, 1 community alumni, 3 parents, 3 community organization members, 1 town councilor and 2 school committee members.  In addition, the subcommittee represents all levels of the district from Early Education through High School, including representation from Career and Technology; WEA and SEIU unions; staff and administrators including a teacher, a principal, educational support provider (ESP), special education staff, human resources, support staff and Central Administration.  In addition, those on the committee come with a variety of school aged children and from a variety of schools including 10 members with children in the schools; individuals with experience in racial equity, special education, advanced placement, school buildings, fine arts, athletics and other community and parent organizations. 

The screening subcommittee plays a vital role in the search process. While the School Committee has the final responsibility to select the next superintendent, the screening subcommittee reviews in confidence all the applications received for the position, determines which applicants will be interviewed, conducts an interview with those individuals, and finally, recommends a slate of 3-5 finalists to the School Committee for further consideration.   The State’s open meetings law allows for this prescreening work to be completed in executive session to ensure candidates remain confidential.  The process will become public once the finalists are announced to the School Committee.   

Our consultants from the Collins Center at UMass Boston will facilitate the subcommittee meetings.  The process will run from February through early March.  We expect finalists to be named by mid-March. 

Thank you to these individuals for volunteering their time and energy to this important committee.   Thank you also to all those who applied and also participated in the focus groups and online survey.  It is the commitment of all of us and willingness to share our time that will help Weymouth find a strong leader and build an even stronger education for all students and all of Weymouth. 

The Weymouth Superintendent Search Screening Subcommittee has been established and includes 18 members who hold a variety of roles and experiences within the Weymouth schools and community.  Choosing the members of the subcommittee was difficult due to the number of those who were interested in volunteering their time and energy to serve.  The goal in choosing members for this subcommittee was to reflect as many different voices of our school and community as possible while maintaining a size that makes the work manageable and effective.

The subcommittee, named below, include the following.   In terms of general numbers, the subcommittee includes 4 district staff members; 4 administrators, 1 community alumni, 3 parents, 3 community organization members, 1 town councilor and 2 school committee members.  In addition, the subcommittee represents all levels of the district from Early Education through High School, including representation from Career and Technology; WEA and SEIU unions; staff and administrators including a teacher, a principal, educational support provider (ESP), special education staff, human resources, support staff and Central Administration.  In addition, those on the committee come with a variety of school aged children and from a variety of schools including 10 members with children in the schools; individuals with experience in racial equity, special education, advanced placement, school buildings, fine arts, athletics and other community and parent organizations. 

The screening subcommittee plays a vital role in the search process. While the School Committee has the final responsibility to select the next superintendent, the screening subcommittee reviews in confidence all the applications received for the position, determines which applicants will be interviewed, conducts an interview with those individuals, and finally, recommends a slate of 3-5 finalists to the School Committee for further consideration.   The State’s open meetings law allows for this prescreening work to be completed in executive session to ensure candidates remain confidential.  The process will become public once the finalists are announced to the School Committee.   

Our consultants from the Collins Center at UMass Boston will facilitate the subcommittee meetings.  The process will run from February through early March.  We expect finalists to be named by mid-March. 

Thank you to these individuals for volunteering their time and energy to this important committee.   Thank you also to all those who applied and also participated in the focus groups and online survey.  It is the commitment of all of us and willingness to share our time that will help Weymouth find a strong leader and build an even stronger education for all students and all of Weymouth. 

Carrie Palazzo, Chair of Screening Subcommittee, School Committee

Delrose Newman, Vice-Chair of Screening Subcommittee, Parent

John Sullivan, School Committee

Fred Happel, Town Council

Joan Cederholm, WEA Vice President, ESP, Johnson Early Education Center

Ronald Zaccardi, SEIU, High School Custodial Staff

Melanie Curtin, Assistant Director of Instructional Services and Supports, and ELL Coordinator

Maryann Foley, Director of Human Resources

Maggie Murphy, High School Special Education Team Chair

Julieanne Gamache, Director of CTE

Jeremy Burm, Principal, Hamilton School

Joseph Wilkins, High School Math Lead Teacher

Kimberley Ferreira, SEPAC Chair, parent

Amanda Peterson, Co-Founder of Weymouth for Inclusion, Solidarity and Equity (WISE), parent

Steve Buccigross, parent

Olivia Pietruszewski, Weymouth graduate

Melissa Freitas, parent

Matt Tierney, parent

Superintendent Search Survey, Focus Groups and Screening Committee Input

The Weymouth School Committee is starting the search process to find a Superintendent for the Weymouth Public Schools.  The Superintendent of Schools serves as both a district and community leader and therefore, as part of the search process, the Weymouth School Committee seeks as much input as possible from students, parents, families, school staff, and community members.  This input includes what experience, characteristics and qualities the next Weymouth School’s Superintendent should have and what goals and priorities the School Committee should focus on when screening candidates.  There will be a number of ways individuals can provide input. 

ONLINE SURVEY

In this email, please find an anonymous survey that we urge any individual – whether a part of the school community or not-to complete.  The survey is available from now through 4:00 pm on January 22, 2021.  This survey should take about 5 minutes or may take longer if you wish to provide a more detailed response.  This survey has been translated into the districts three most common languages other than English including Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese.  You may also forward this email to other Weymouth residents for their input into the survey.  The survey is also available on the school’s website at www.weymouthschools.org. 

The survey can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

In Portuguese:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SuptSurveyP

In Spanish:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SuptSurveyEs

In English:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SuptSurveyEn

In Arabic:

translation, please contact John Brackett at the following email address: john.brackett@umb.edu

For other languages, please contact John Brackett at the following email address:  john.brackett@umb.edu

Again, the deadline for completing the survey is 4:00 pm on January 22, 2021.