Watertown Schools Announce Finalists for Superintendent Position

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The Watertown School Committee is pleased to announce that two candidates for the position of School Superintendent have been recommended by the Search Committee for its consideration. The candidates are:

• Deanne Galdston, Ed.D. of Newton, currently Assistant Superintendent, Billerica Public Schools

• Arthur Unobskey, Ed.D. of Lexington, currently Assistant Superintendent, Gloucester Public Schools

At the February 13, 2017 School Committee meeting the names of these finalists will be formally presented to the School Committee. The Committee will discuss the ensuing process for interviewing and ultimately selecting one person as the new Superintendent, to start July 1, 2017. Each candidate will be invited to Watertown for a one-day visit that includes a tour of the school buildings, educator and community forums, and an interview with the School Committee. The tentative dates set for these visits are Thursday, March 2 and Monday, March 6. The School Committee anticipates making a final selection at its March 13 meeting.

Many thanks to the Search Committee for its extensive work in reviewing 31 applications for the Superintendent position and conducting initial interviews with 11 candidates. The Search Committee included Kendra Foley, chair, Magen Slesinger, Nick Kain, Kate Coyne, Candace Miller, Guido Guidotti, Maria Baia, Eleanor Donato, Elizabeth Kaplan, Robert LaRoche, Theresa McGuinness, and Debra King.

Administrative support for the search process is provided by Glenn Koocher, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees and Craig Hardimon, Director of Human Resources, Watertown Public Schools.

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