The Southborough School district apparently considers retiring Principal James Randell’s shoes too big to fill with one person. Instead, the schools will conduct two hire searches, one per school.
James Randell has been the principal of both Woodward and Finn schools since 2010. Prior to that the schools were independently run. Randell had already been the Woodward boss for five years. He took over Finn as an additional responsibility when Principal Mary Ryan retired.
I reached out to Superintendent Christine Johnson on her plans for replacing him. She indicated that they will be going back to the original model with one principal for each school.
Johnson plans to issue a statement to parents on the search process this week. It will explain that a search committee will be formed for both schools inviting internal and external candidates:
Consistent with our search committee process, we will invite administration, teachers, staff and parents to participate in this very important step seeking candidates who are the most qualified and best match for our school community.