School searches: Answer ARHS principal survey by next Thursday; update on Asst. Superintendent

Today, the Northborough and Southborough Schools issued updates on leadership searches.

The monthly newsletter included an update on the search for a new Assistant Superintendent of schools. It also included an invitation for participation in a survey on what the community wants in a new principal for Algonquin Regional High School.

Algonquin Regional High School Principal Search Committee Update

A message from Heather Richards, Director of Human Resources

As we embark on the search committee process to select a principal for Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS), your voice as a member of the Algonquin Regional High School family community is essential. To accomplish this, I am asking that you complete a survey that will ask you for your thoughts on the qualities and skills that you would like to see in the next ARHS Principal. The ARHS Principal Search Committee will review this data, and therefore, I am requesting that this survey be completed by April 9, 2020.

The survey poses four open answer questions:

  • What is of most importance to me in a new principal at Algonquin Regional is:
  • The qualities and attributes that Algonquin Regional’s Principal must have are:
  • Algonquin Regional High School community needs a leader who:
  • Please share two or three things that you would like the next High School Principal to know about Algonquin Regional High School.

To participate in the survey, click here. (Note: The page itself lists yesterday as the deadline to respond. But the text above lists a week from today as the deadline.)

Assistant Superintendent Search Committee Update

The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough is in the process of searching for the next Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Since July 1, 2019, Mrs. Rhoda Webb has served as the District’s Interim Assistant Superintendent. Beginning July 1, 2020, Mrs. Webb intends to return to the position of Director of English Language Education. The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough is fortunate to have such a dedicated, committed, caring, and talented employee as Mrs. Webb and I’m excited to have the opportunity to continue to have her serve as a key leader in our District moving forward.

The Assistant Superintendent Search Committee received over fifty applications. After reviewing the applications, the Search Committee selected thirteen candidates to interview, which are taking place virtually over the next several days.

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