Tickets will soon be on sale for the retirement dinner of Medfield's Superintendent of Schools Bob Maguire who has been with the district since 1991.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Jeff Marsden was the Medfield School Committee's unanimous choice for the next Superintendent of Schools.
After a months-long process, the Medfield School Committee unanimously endorsed Dr. Jeffrey Marsden as the town's next Superintendent of Schools. Subject to contract negotiations, he would assume the position on July 1 after the June 30 retirement of current Medfield Superintendent of Schools Bob Maguire. "They say it takes a village to raise a child; I can tell you that it takes a village to choose a new Superintendent," said School Committee Chairman Debbie Norschese. Marsden, who lives in Norfolk, holds a Doctorate in Education in Educational Leadership from Boston College, and has been the Superintendent of Wrentham Public Schools since 2006. He started his career in the Taunton school district and then worked several years in the …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Superintendent Search Committee has recommended three finalists to fill the position effective July 1.
The Medfield Superintendent Search Committee has narrowed down a pool of 30 applicants to just three which they recommended as finalists to the Medfield School Committee on Monday night. Current Superintendent of Schools Bob Maguire will retire on June 30. School Committee member Eileen DeSisto chaired the 11-person search committee whom she thanked for their participation. The final three candidates include: Glenn Brand. Current Assistant Superintendent of Sharon Public Schools. Formerly worked in the Needham, Wareham, and Dennis-Yarmouth school systems. He is a candidate for his doctorate. Jeff Marsden. Current Superintendent of Wrentham Public Schools. Previously worked in Douglas and Taunton school districts. Has a Ph.D. from …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Maguire is recognized for putting music back into the Medfield Public School district. When he joined the district in 1991, there were 4 students in the high school band and 15 students in Orchestra. Now 800 students are involved in the program.
In recognition of more than 20 years of supporting music education in Medfield Public Schools, Superintendent Robert Maguire was honored with the prestigious Music Advocate Award from the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) at its annual conference in Boston today, Feb. 28. Medfield Music Director Doug Olsen nominated Maguire for the award. “In 1991, the year Bob was hired as high school principal, the Medfield music program was in shambles. Lack of a department head, and budget and staffing cuts had pushed much of the instrumental music classes out of the school day. Enrollment in our ensembles was at an all-time low -- the high school band had just five students, and only 15 students in grades 5 through 12 were in Orchestra…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Share your thoughts in the comments section.
The Medfield School Committee is seeking community input into the selection of the next Superintendent of the Medfield Public Schools. Current Superintendent Bob Maguire is retiring on June 30. School Committee Chairman Debbie Norschese says, This is an important position because the new Superintendent needs to lead the district to continue its success but also needs to be on top of new learning technologies and be able to lead into the future as well. What qualifications do you think the new superintendent should have? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Monday, January 28, 2013
School officials are considering expanding the pilot to the entire eighth grade next year, with the cost incurred by the families.
The iPad pilot program at Blake Middle School is going so well, that all eighth grade students may have the devices next year. At the Jan. 14, 2013, meeting of the Medfield School Committee, students and teachers from eighth grade Stars cluster demonstrated how the iPad has enhanced their educational experience. "The iPad pilot is meant to enhance student learning...It's been great," said Principal Nat Vaughn. "Why the iPad? For flexibility, portability, and engagement." The program teaches the students organization, use of digital presentation and learning tools, collaboration skills, communication skills between teachers and students, and fluid adaptation between learning and "do," Vaughn told the school committee. "This is their …
In addition to sitting on the formal search committee, there are other opportunities for the public to participate in the search process such as taking a 15 minute survey or participating in a one-hour focus group.
One of the many things that makes Medfield an attractive community to live is the Medfield Public School system. The head of that school system, currently Superintendent Robert Maguire, has a great responsibility to maintain its reputation of excellence. Maguire will retire from that position in June. The School Committee is currently searching for his replacement and seeking community input in that search. School Committee Chairman Debbie Norschese said there are several ways people can get involved in the search such as: "Becoming involved in the search gives them the opportunity to give us their perspective for the district as well as characteristics and qualities they would like to see in the next Superintendent," said Norschese. …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Superintendent Bob Maguire met with administrators following the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
In response to the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, Superintendent of Schools Robert Maguire held several meetings over that following weekend and Monday (Dec. 17) with building principals, public safety officials, and town officials to ensure the school's safety plans are being followed. Maguire said the school's procedures were reviewed and adjusted at the beginning of this school year, and they are being fully reviewed again. "We're making sure that we're looking at all aspects of the plans that we have in place," he said. "Basically, what we can assure people is that we do have emergency plans in place. Those plans are reviewed annually with police and fire and they actually do get amended." At the school committee meeting on …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
At its meeting on Monday, the school committee hired an executive search firm at a cost of $19,500.
The Medfield School Committee has chosen an executive search firm to help select the district's next Superintendent of Schools. Current Superintendent Bob Maguire announced last month that he will retire in June after 22 years in the district. Last week, the school committee interviewed two firms -- Future Management Systems, Inc. of Beverly and NESDEC of Marlborough -- that had responded to a Request for Proposals put out by the district. After the presentations, school committee members rated the applicants; that information was used to determine the best choice for the district. On Monday, the school committee unanimously voted to hire Future Management Systems at a rate of $19,500 which has been negotiated with the firm. According …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Here is a look at tonight's School Committee agenda.
The Medfield School Committee will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Medfield High School television production classroom. The agenda includes: