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This from David Fleishman…

Dear Newton North Families,

I am writing to announce the finalists for the principal position at Newton North. The process is moving forward in a timely manner, and we are hopeful that North will have a new principal within the next couple of weeks.

In recent weeks, the Selection Advisory Committee, consisting of teachers, parents, students and administrators, worked thoroughly to review resumes, interview candidates and select semi-finalists. Earlier this week, each of the semi-finalists visited classrooms at Newton South, where they were asked to share their observations and reflections on a range of educational and leadership issues and scenarios.

We have two finalists who are scheduled to visit Newton North on Wednesday and Thursday of next week. The finalists will be at North for a very long day and will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, students, administrators and parents.

The finalists are:

Wednesday, March 18

Geoffrey Walker is the principal at the William Barton Rogers Middle School in Boston. Previously he was an assistant principal at the Timilty Middle School and academic director at Madison Park High School, both in Boston. Geoff was a teacher at both Boston English High School and the McKay School in Boston. A graduate of Brown University, Geoff has a masters degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Thursday, March 19

William Klements is currently assistant principal at Sharon High School. Previously he was an English teacher at Norwood High School. Bill began his career as a research associate on a project funded by the National Science Foundation. A graduate of Providence College, Bill has masters degrees from Boston College and Endicott College.

You are invited to join the candidates on both days from 5:15-6:00 p.m. The candidates will speak briefly followed by a time for questions. We welcome your feedback as we come to the conclusion of this very important decision-making process for Newton North. I will keep you informed as we proceed.

Sincerely,

David Fleishman

Superintendent of Schools







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