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Natick Embarks on Quest for New Permanent Superintendent of Schools—An Unprecedented Pursuit!

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Natick Embarks on Quest for New Permanent Superintendent of Schools—An Unprecedented Pursuit!

Natick Begins Search for New Schools Superintendent

Five months after former Superintendent Anna Nolin left Natick to lead Newton Public Schools, the search for her permanent replacement is now underway. The Natick School Committee is taking several steps to identify the qualities desired in the next superintendent.

The committee is holding focus group meetings with parents, teachers, students, and members of the community, as well as town leaders, to gather input on the ideal candidate. Additionally, a survey has been released to the public to gather further feedback.

The deadline for responses to the survey is November 14 at noon. The School Committee has already started receiving resumes from interested candidates, and a Search Committee has been formed to review the applications.

The Search Committee, composed of two School Committee members, a central office staff member, a principal, three members of the Education Association of Natick, a student, three parents, the Town Administrator, and a community member, will conduct preliminary interviews and recommend up to five finalists to the School Committee.

The New England School Development Council, a not-for-profit educational organization, will assist the district in the superintendent search process.

The goal is to name a new superintendent by late January or early February, with the chosen candidate expected to start on July 1. In the meantime, Bella Wong, former Principal/Superintendent of Lincoln-Sudbury, is serving as the interim superintendent for the 2023-24 school year.

Once her interim contract is up, Wong plans to pursue other projects, including coaching new superintendents and participating in training sessions.

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