New Bedford public schools superintendent search

 

On Wednesday, March 28, the New Bedford School Committee voted to appoint Thomas Anderson as Superintendent effective July 1, 2018.

Thomas Anderson currently serves as the superintendent of schools in Randolph, a position he has held since 2014. Before serving as superintendent in Randolph, he was an instructional superintendent in the District of Columbia Public Schools in Washington, D.C., from 2011-2014; the founding principal/executive director of Edison Learning Larry Hawkins Chicago International Charter School in Chicago, Illinois from 2010-2011; and a principal in the Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland from 2006-2010. Prior to those roles he worked as an English teacher in the public schools of Montgomery County, Maryland, and East Hartford, Connecticut. Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Howard University.

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Related links:

To apply, visit: www.ecragroup.com/job/superintendent-new-bedford-ma/

For questions, email: SuperintendentSearch@newbedford-ma.gov

 

Screening Committee Members:

Barry Haskell serves as Search Committee Chair. He is a former Superintendent of Plymouth Public Schools and served as interim business manager for New Bedford Public Schools. He has also taught human resource management at Suffolk University.

Josh Amaral is a New Bedford resident and is a member of the New Bedford School Committee since 2014.

Christopher Cotter is a member of the New Bedford School Committee since 2016 and is a member of New Bedford Police Department.

Thomas Kelly is a former board member at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School and a former Superintendent of Dartmouth Public Schools.

Chris Garcia is a New Bedford High School counselor and serves as vice-president of the New Bedford Educators Association.

Isaiah Houtman is a New Bedford resident and parent. He teaches math and computer science at New Bedford High School and coaches track at NBHS.

Karen Treadup is Principal at Carney Academy and has worked and taught in New Bedford Public Schools for more than thirty years.

Anne Przystarz is a New Bedford resident, parent and grandparent of New Bedford Public Schools students.

Gail Fortes is a New Bedford resident and parent, and serves as Executive Director of YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts.

Irma Valerius is a New Bedford resident and parent. She is a ESL teacher at Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School.

 

Superintendent Search Timeline:

1/18/18                    Planning meeting with Search Firm Selection Subcommittee

2/1/18                      Online survey on NBPS website (through 2/12/18)

2/5- 2/7/18              Focus Groups and Community Meetings

2/12/18                    Online survey closes

2/15/18                    Application deadline

2/20/18                    Leadership report presented to Screening Committee

2/26/18                    Candidates presented to Screening Committee

2/27-3/1/18             Screening Committee initial screening interviews

3/1/18                      Screening Committee identifies finalists

Week of 3/5/18      Public announcement of finalists

Week of 3/12/18    Site visits to candidates’ districts                     

Week of 3/19/18    School Committee interviews finalists

Monday, 3/19 – Robert Gerardi visits New Bedford Public Schools
4:30 p.m. – Meet and Greet with NBPS Families: Keith Middle School Community Room
6:00 p.m. – Public Interview: Keith Middle School Auditorium

Tuesday, 3/20 – Heather Larkin visits New Bedford Public Schools
4:30 p.m. – Meet and Greet with NBPS Families: Keith Middle School Community Room
6:00 p.m. – Public Interview: Keith Middle School Auditorium

Wednesday, 3/21 – Ana Riley visits New Bedford Public Schools
4:30 p.m. – Meet and Greet with NBPS Families: Keith Middle School Community Room
6:00 p.m. – Public Interview: Keith Middle School Auditorium

Friday, 3/23 – Thomas Anderson visits New Bedford Public Schools
4:30 p.m. – Meet and Greet with NBPS Families: Keith Middle School Community Room
6:00 p.m. – Public Interview: Keith Middle School Auditorium

Week of 3/26/18    School Committee votes to appoint

7/1/18                       New Superintendent Assumes Responsibilities                 

 

 

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