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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.


On Monday, April 10, 2023, the School Committee selected Dr. Rubén Carmona as the next Superintendent of the Somerville Public Schools. Dr. Carmona will assume the role on July 1, 2023, pending negotiations with the School Committee.


Wednesday, February 15 
Commencement of new search process is announced at School Committee meeting
Thursday, February 16
Post and advertise position
Thursday, February 16
Invitation to join the Screening & Interview Team is shared broadly
Wednesday, March 1
Window to submit interest to join the Screening & Interview Team closes
Thursday, March 2 
Review of interested Screening & Interview Team members
Click here to see the Superintendent Candidate Profile, based on feedback from community focus groups and survey.
Friday, March 3
Selection of Screening & Interview Team members
Monday, March 6
Notification of Screening & Interview Team members
Thursday, March 9
Application for Superintendent candidate window closes
Friday, March 15
Screening & Interview Team meets to review applicants and select candidates for 1st round interviews
Monday, March 20 & Tuesday, March 21
Screening & Interview Team conducts interviews
Wednesday, March 22
Screening & Interview Team Recommends Finalists to School Committee. Read the press release & candidate bios here.
Monday, March 27 
Community feedback window opens. Submit feedback through the following online forms, or you can meet with School Committee members during upcoming office hours. note: online feedback forms closed on April 6.
Monday, March 27 – Tuesday, April 4
Candidate Site Visits and Interviews
Agenda for Candidate Visits:
9:00-9:55 a.m.  
Arrival at Central Office
Meet and greet with Central Office administrators 
10:00-10:45 a.m.  
K-8 School Tour and Visit
Multilingual Learner Education Meeting
11:00-11:45 a.m.  
K-8 School Tour and Visit / Special Education Meeting
12:00-1:00 p.m.  
Lunch with the Superintendent, School Committee, Students and Mayor
1:00-2:00 p.m.  
Somerville High School and Next Wave and Full Circle Tour and Visit
2:00-2:30 p.m.  
2:30-3:15 p.m.  
Meeting with all Principals
3:30-5:00 p.m.  
Meet and greet with Educators, SPS Staff, and Community: SHS, Lower Cafeteria
5:15-6:45 p.m.  
Dinner with School Committee
7:00-9:00 p.m.  
Public School Committee Interview
Broadcast on City Cable YouTube Channel (with interpretation on Zoom)
Monday, March 27
Site visit & public interview: Dr. Marisa Mendonsa, resume
Tuesday, March 28
Site visit & public interview: Dr. Michelle Madera, resume
Wednesday, March 29
Site visit & public interview: Dr. Rubén Carmona, resume
Thursday, March 30
Site visit & public interview: Toby Romer, resume
Cancelled: Tuesday, April 4 Cancelled: Site visit & public interview: Dr. Jill Geiser, resume. Dr. Geiser removed herself as a candidate on 3/29/23.
End of Day, Thursday, April 6 Community feedback window closes
Monday, April 10
School Committee deliberates. Watch the meeting video recording.
Selection of successful Superintendent candidate: Dr. Rubén Carmona

Find information about the previous phase of the search process (November 2022 - January 2023) here.

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