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.