Watertown’s new Assistant Superintendent comes to Watertown from Marblehead, where she has been a principal, but she has a wide range of prior experience.
Superintendent Jean Fitzgerald introduced Theresa McGuinness at Tuesday night’s School Committee meeting.
McGuinness currently as principal of the Village School in Marblehead, where she has worked for the last four years.
She said she looks forward to working in Watertown.
“Let me say I am honored you selected me,” McGuiness said.
She was one of three finalists for the position, and the hiring process included three interviews, including one where Fitzgerald and Human Resources Director Craig Hardimon visited her school.
McGuiness said she likes the atmosphere in Watertown.
“I am all about keeping children at the center of decision making and our work,” McGuiness said.
She added that she was reassured by one of her mentors who said she will never regret her decision to take a job in the Watertown Public Schools system.
Prior to joining the Marblehead Public Schools, McGuinness served as a Teaching Fellow at Boston University, a middle school principal in the Andover Public Schools, and as an Assistant Principal for the Nashua Public Schools.
Before becoming an administrator, she supported students as a guidance counselor and science teacher in Stratham, NH, and Nashua.