Watertown Assistant Superintendent Heading to Marblehead to be Interim Superintendent

Watertown Assistant Superintendent Theresa McGuinness will be leaving Watertown after eight years to take a position in Marblehead. (Courtesy of Watertown Public Schools)

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Public Schools:

Dr. Theresa McGuinness, Watertown’s Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, has accepted an offer to become the Interim Superintendent of Marblehead Public Schools. During her 8 years in Watertown, Dr. McGuinness demonstrated a relentless focus on the inclusiveness of instruction, valuing high expectations and equity for all students and staff members. Dr. McGuinness, like so many educators and administrators in Watertown, has worked tirelessly to create a fully inclusive, strong, and welcoming school district. “Watertown is a special school district and a microcosm of the world in many ways,” said Dr. McGuinness.

School Business Manager Named Asst. Supt. as Part of Change in Administration Structure

Mary DeLai has served as the Watertown Public School’s Interim Business Manager since November, but she has had the interim removed from her title and also given new duties. 

At Monday’s School Committee meeting, Interim Superintendent John Bracket announced that DeLai has been appointed the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations. This is a new position for the Watertown schools. DeLai will start her new position on July 1. Brackett said he was happy to have her continue working in Watertown. “When we were looking for an interim business manager people kept saying ‘if you could get Mary Delai, your district would be in great shape,'” Brackett said.

Meet the Finalists for Watertown Assistant Superintendent

Parents, residents and others are invited to hear from the finalists for the position of Assistant Superintendent of the Watertown Public Schools at an upcoming meeting. School officials sent out the following information:

The initial interview process for the Assistant Superintendent position at Watertown Public Schools has been completed. Members of the community can meet the three finalists at a public forum on March 10 at 6 p.m. at the Watertown High School Lecture Hall. In addition, special thanks go to the interview committee members for their thoughtful work during this process. The members of the team included: Barbara Barry, Toni Carlson, Craig Hardimon, Liz Hopkinson, Barbara Gortych, Debra King, Lynsey Kraemer, Shirley Lundberg, Donna Ruseckas, and Magen Slesigner.