Final First Impressions

Tomorrow we meet the fifth of the five finalists to become the new Melrose Public Schools Superintendent.  The past three weeks have been a whirlwind affair with candidates spending a twelve-hour day touring around town, meeting with stakeholders, and then facing a public interview process.   In case you were interested in learning more (or missed a particular finalist) Melrose’s online newspaper, The Patch, has been live blogging and archiving the transcripts from each candidate’s parent session and school committee interview.

I hope you will join into this pivotal time in Melrose education.  The school committee has a dedicated email address to collect feedback, thoughts, and take-aways from the entire community –  But hurry, they meet this Thursday night, 3/29 to have a final discussion and select a candidate to become the next Superintendent of Schools.

Superintendent Search Committee Seeks Additional Input

The Melrose Superintendent Search Committee invites all Melrose
parents, community members, and staff to continue participation in the
process of hiring a replacement for retiring Superintendent Joseph
Casey. Although you may have joined the forum hosted by the Melrose
School Committee on October 26th, 2011, the Search Committee (whose
task is to ideally recommend three to five finalist candidates to the
full Committee) would like to consider additional community input.
Please join us at the Superintendent Search Forum on Tuesday,
January 31st from 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. in the Melrose Veterans Memorial
Middle School Auditorium to share your thoughts on the attributes,
experience, and skill set you would like to see in our next

If you didn’t get a chance to participate in our survey last fall,
we’ve re-opened it! Just click on and the
Superintendent Search link to access the survey that will be open
through Friday, January 27th.

Please visit for more information.

Superintendent Search

The School Committee is currently in the process of creating a Superintendent Search Committee.  Details about this process can be found on the district website, or directly here.

For our part, the Winthrop Site Council is actively seeking parents who are interested in being part of this exciting process.  If you are interested in serving on the Superintendent Search Committee, please email me a letter of interest before Wednesday, November 23rd.  Your email should include your name, your student(s) name(s), the reason you are interested, and what qualifications you would add to the committee.