Short list of Algonquin principal candidates expected next month

“People aren’t knocking down doors to be high school principals.” Even so, Superintendent Charles Gobron said the search committee tasked with finding a new Algonquin principal received about 20 resumes for the position.

The committee is in the process of reviewing the resumes and scheduling interviews. They will present a short list of candidates to Gobron in early January.

Gobron asked the committee to move aggressively forward because other towns in the region like Needham and Littleton are also looking for principals. “We wanted to get our search done early,” he said.

The search committee is comprised of four Algonquin teachers, two parents each from Northborough and Southborough, school committee members, and school administrators. No students were included on the search committee due to confidentiality issues, but students were consulted for their requirements.

In October Gobron announced that the contract of current Algonquin principal Ned Gallagher had not been renewed for the 2009-2010 school year, setting off the search for a replacement.

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