The following was taken from selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson's blog, Medfield02052.
New superintendent search process
November 9, 2012
Letter today from the School Committee -
Town of Medfield, Massachusetts 02052
As you may know, at Monday’s School Committee meeting, Bob Maguire announced his intention to retire as Medfield’s Superintendent of Schools at the conclusion of this school year. Suffice it to say, there is no single individual who is more responsible for developing the Medfield school system into one of the highest performing districts in the state than Bob. His contributions on behalf of Medfield’s school
children will be sorely missed.
In our role as School Committee, it is our responsibility to hire the next Superintendent of Schools. It is our intention to do so in an open and transparent manner seeking the input of all the constituencies involved with the schools – parents, staff, community members, and students. Typical of Bob’s concern for Medfield, he has timed his announcement to provide us with the best opportunity to attract the strongest field of candidates as possible. It is our intention to hire the very best of that field.
While the details of the search process have not been finalized, we have decided to utilize a professional search firm and will commence interviews of several firms at upcoming School Committee meetings on
November 19, December 3′d and possibly December 17th. The interviews will be held in the TV Production classroom at the high school where the school committee meets starting at 7:30 pm. Our
goal is to complete the search firm interviews and retain a firm by December 31,2012.
We will endeavor to keep you informed of critical dates in the search process as they develop. In the meantime, we would welcome any thoughts you have about either the process or the qualities you’d
like to see in our next Superintendent. Please feel free to e-mail the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Debra M. Noschese – Chairperson
Tim Bonfatti – Vice Chairperson
Christopher Morrison – Recording Secretary
Maryanne Sullivan – Financial Secretary
Eileen DeSisto – Member