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School Committee Chooses Next Superintendent

Subject to negotiations and background checks, the committee hopes Dr. Gregory Maass is the next MPS Superintendent.

After a week of interviews, the School Committee has chosen its "preferred candidate" for superintendent. 

Dr. Gregory Maass, currently serving as Superintendent of the Green Bay Area Public Schools (Wisconsin), is the chosen candidate subject to background and reference checks and successful negotiations, the committee said in a press release this morning. 

According to the School Committee, the search consults of Hazard, Young and Attea and Associates (HYA) prescreened potential candidates evaluating them based on a Leadership Profile generated in the community by two days of interviews and an online survey. Five candidates who met the profile criteria were submitted to the Screening Committee (composed of parents, teachers, School Committee members, Town Administrator and representatives of the Administrative Council and Central Administration.)

The Screening Committee, met last Thursday, Friday and Saturday to narrow the group to three finalists who were passed on to the School Committee on Saturday January 29. Interviews and visits by candidates to the town commenced Monday January 31, Tuesday February 1, and Wednesday February 2. Candidates met with the Administrative Council and the public (parents, teachers, administrators, community members) in different sessions.

Surveys were distributed at these sessions which generated important feedback to the School Committee. In addition, MHTV broadcast the evening interviews with the School Committee live.

 According to the School Committee, they hope the appointment of a new superintendent of the Marblehead Public Schools will be finalized by the end of February, to begin July 1, 2011.

 Dr. Paul Dulac, current superintendent of MPS is retiring on June 30, 2011 after four years leading the District. 

Paul March 15, 2011 at 05:30 PM
I was interested to see that Dr. Maas left his position at Fond du lac and was asked when he accepted the job at Green bay if it was just to get the higher salary rate for three years - so he could retire with higher pension. He said at the time never would do that. Interesting three years later he told Green Bay he was retiring because he wanted to spent more time with his family and play golf- this after his last interview with M'head. So he now leaves (retires) from) Green Bay to the tune of 120K a year pension and graps around 157K from us. Of course we are told he took a pay cut. Interesting he leaves as Wisconsin fights to curb collective bargaining which could hurt his pension if he stayed. One Green bay resident asked if Marblehead was aware Dr. Mass was going inot semi-retirement. Did anyone on the hiring commitee look at the quality of education being offered in the Green Bay public schools ? The published stuff does not make it sound to wonderful. Something seems wrong with the picture !

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