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The Somerville School Committee is hiring a new superintendent to lead Somerville Public Schools. The position starts in the 2023-2024 school year.

IMMEDIATE

Somerville School Committee & Superintendent Search Screening Subcommittee will announce finalists at special School Committee meeting on 1/30. Read more here.
Finalists are expected to visit SPS during the week of 2/6 to tour facilities and meet with members of the community before final interviews with the School Committee. Dates and details are TBD.

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Results for Superintendent Search Community Survey. This data was used to inform the Screening Committee as they wrote the candidate profile. A summary report is available here. Individual survey data is below.

Timeline

TASK ANTICIPATED DATE
Orientation Meeting with Working Group: Process & Timeline Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Vacancy Notice Posted:
Friday, November 4, 2022,
updated November 29, 2022
Request for 6 Volunteer Member Screening Committee:
Application Form. (Application period closed Wednesday, November 16, 2022)
Friday, November 4, 2022 (Completed)

Selection of Screening Committee Members by School Committee

Selected Members:

  • Emily Ackman, Chair (School Committee member, Healey School parent)
  • Ilana Krepchin (School Committee member, current high school parent and former Argenziano School parent)
  • Andre Green (School Committee Chair, Healey School parent)
  • Felix Caraballo (Principal, Capuano ECC)
  • Isabel Barros (Interim Assistant Principal, WSNS)
  • Charles Jabour (Drama Teacher, SHS)
  • Angelique Santomauro (Dean of Students, Capuano ECC, Argenziano School parent)
  • Uma Murugan (President, Winter Hill Community Innovation School PTA)
  • Dennis Sullivan (former School Committee member, former City Councilor, Brown School parent)

Learn more in the Press Release: 12/01/2022 SPS Superintendent Search Officially Underway; Community Member Input Sought 

Week of November 20, 2022 (Completed)
Public Listening Sessions (Individual SC Members Teachers/Staff, Administrators, Parents, Town Officials, and Community Members)  November 17, 21, 22 & 30 December 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 (Completed)
On-line Community Survey in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole

Results for Superintendent Search Community Survey. This data was used to inform the Screening Committee as they wrote the candidate profile. 

Summary Report of Focus Groups and On-Line Survey

Closes December 23, 2022 (Completed)
Orientation Meeting – Screening Committee
* Review Confidential Process
* Finalize Meeting and Interview Dates
* Discuss possible interview questions
Monday, December 5, 2022
Candidate Profile Received by School Committee Week of December 19, 2022
Vacancy Application Deadline Week of January 8, 2023
Screening Committee Confidential Application Review January 9 – 13, 2023
Initial Meeting of Screening Committee Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Initial Candidate Interviews by Screening Committee completed
Screening Committee Identifies Candidates completed
Reference Checking  

Somerville Superintendent Screening Subcommittee announces finalists. Special School Committee meeting held on Zoom. Read More.

Monday, January 30, at 6:00 p.m.
School Committee hosts site visits for finalists
Week of February 6, 2023 (Tentative)
Finalist Interviews with School Committee Week of February 6, 2023 (Tentative)
School Committee Negotiations with Selected Finalist TBD

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