Tom Mead named new Algonquin principal

Starting July 1, Algonquin will have a new principal, and Superintendent Charles Gobron announced last night that principal will be Tom Mead.

Mead, currently an assistant principal at Andover High School, beat out Trottier principal Linda Murdock for the position. “Both candidates were stellar and had so much to offer the school,” Gobron said.

Gobron praised Mead’s energy and passion. School Committee Chair Joan Frank said Mead, “got everyone enthralled and excited about his vision for Algonquin. I can see him walking the halls and making an imprint.”

Mead will replace outgoing principal Ned Gallagher whose contract was not renewed for the 2009-2010 school year.

The selection of Mead means Murdock stays at Trottier. “There will be one very happy group of people in Southborough who get to keep their principal. Linda was a very qualified candidate,” committee member Susan Sartori said.

In other personnel news, Gobron said the district will not replace assistant principal John Harrington who is leaving at the end of the school year to be principal of Littleton High School.

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