Assistant Superintendent finalist being interviewed this morning (Updated)

by beth on April 27, 2020

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On Friday evening, an email to parents alerted that a finalist has been named for the position of Assistant Superintendent of Northborough and Southborough Public Schools.

School committees’ members will interview the finalist at 9:20 am this morning. The email and publicly posted agenda included the zoom link and password to observe.

[Editor’s Note: The administration clarified shortly after the start of the session that anyone logged in to “attend” the webinar can submit questions via chat.]

Below is the message sent to parents and guardians:

I am pleased to announce that The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough has identified a finalist for the position of Assistant Superintendent for the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough. Dr. Stefanie Reinhorn, presently a faculty member of Harvard University and an educational leadership consultant, will be meeting virtually with key District stakeholders on Monday, April 27, 2020. A summary of the search process is provided below.

Two screening committees were formed, each committee membership included parents, educators, school committee members, and administrative representatives. The first committee reviewed over 50 resumes and conducted initial interviews. As a result of this work, the first committee identified three semi-finalists to move to the next round of interviews. The second committee interviewed the three semi-finalists and selected two candidates to participate in Monday’s meetings with key stakeholders. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, one of the finalists withdrew his/her application on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. We thank the members for their time, thoroughness, and thoughtful manner in conducting this search process.

Members of the Screening Committee were impressed with Dr. Reinhorn’s knowledge of teaching and learning, her experiences working with school districts across the United States, her understanding of current initiatives underway across the State and within our District, and her ability to implement systemic change across large organizations. Dr. Reinhorn has proven herself to be an innovative leader who has brought a wide array of diverse talent to our District as a consultant. I am excited that she is very interested in joining our leadership team.

On Monday, April 27, 2020, you will have the opportunity to listen to the Northborough, Southborough, Northborough-Southborough Regional, and Superintendency Union #3 School Committee Members interview with Dr. Reinhorn, via a webinar. The webinar will be 30 minutes and will begin with Dr. Reinhorn introducing herself. Ms. Richards, Director of Human Resources, will then moderate the conversation presenting questions to our finalist.

Respectfully,

Gregory L. Martineau
Superintendent of Schools

Schedule:
9:20 AM – 9:50 AM: Interview Forum for the Combined School Committees

Directions to join the webinar:
Description: Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
Please click this URL to join. https://zoom.us/s/97128674603?pwd=MXJsaGd0Vk9rK3BIZ0VZR2FnZ1VNZz09
Password: 626669
Description: Assistant Superintendent Interview Forum – Combined SC

Updated (4/27/20 9:26 am): The administration clarified shortly after the start of the session that anyone logged in to “attend” the webinar can submit questions via chat.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Resident April 27, 2020 at 11:40 AM

Stephanie has been a consultant for the district for a couple years, brought in by Greg Martineau. He has been trying to get her a permanent position and it seems he will finally accomplish his goal. When the School Committee finally decides to put on their big girl/boy pants and run the district as they are supposed to, we will see a well run district. Unfortunately they don’t do their jobs as we elected them to do, so we will continue on the downward spiral as a school district. Greg Martineau is nothing more than a male Christine Johnson who was the worst Superintendent the district has ever seen. Remember the half a million. Dollars we lost on her watch? Oh but don’t worry, I seance will cover it!

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2 Kerry Trippi April 27, 2020 at 11:46 PM

Hmmmm..It’s hard to know who to believe or trust. It’s interesting that the person who wrote this post chose to write “resident” rather than put down their actual name. From what I can see so far, I feel Greg Martineau is doing a pretty good job. I have been impressed by his concise updates concerning remote learning/ covid 19 and the districts on line learning platform. Let’s face it, he has a very challenging job right now with managing remote learning while also simultaneously working with the various school committees to hire an assistant superintendent for the district.

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3 Frank Crowell April 28, 2020 at 11:28 AM

In reading this thread and the BOS budget discussions, do our elected and professional leaders live in a bubble where business is done normally while the state and nationals economy are shut down. What small business is hiring right now? What property taxpayer in Southborough is not wondering if the tax bill could be a least a little less in order to lesson the family budget burden.

Just a general observation from this board, elected officials are in trouble when people of diametrically opposed political views can agree that the all budgets need to be cut except where needed to confront the virus. All elected officials have found themselves in a situation they never anticipated: Making tough decisions they never imagined.

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