Community Input Sought on Search for Superintendent

By Kate Anslinger

The School Committee is focused on searching for the best possible candidate for the one- year interim position that is expected to start on July 1, 2017. Over the next few weeks, the committee will be reviewing internal and external candidates and working diligently with community members, on a mission to make sure they prioritize what is needed and desired in a qualified candidate.

On May 2, those interested in the selection process are welcome to meet with Glen Koocher from the MASC (Massachusetts Association of School Committees). Koocher will be camping out at Winthrop High School for the day, and will be meeting with a variety of stakeholders during the time slots listed below:

Central Office Admins.

10am-11am in Central Office

Principals/Asst. Principals

11am-12pm in Central Office

HS Library for Drop-Ins


Faculty – Teachers

3:00pm-4:30pm in  HS/MS Library


6:00pm– 8:00pm in HS/MS Library/Auditorium

Community members are welcome to drop in and share their concerns and recommendations from 1-3pm or during the evening session. This is an opportunity for folks to provide input on qualities and experience that they would like to see in the next superintendent.

If you are interested in taking a community survey, please visit:


In other news:

  • High School graduation is scheduled for June 2nd at 6:00pm in the high school gymnasium
  • The Winthrop Middle School Drama Society will be hosting the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s Middle School Drama Festival this Saturday April 29th at the Neil Shapiro Center for the Arts. This day long festival brings together WMSDS along with five other Middle School Drama clubs from around the state. Each school will present a 40-minute (or less) play. WMSDS will be presenting their student written piece “Dear Me,” at 1:00pm. The festival is open to the public. Tickets are $10 and give you admittance to all of the plays. Patrons can leave and return with a bracelet provided. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, please check out:


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