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
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A contract has been negotiated with Dr. Jeffrey Marsden who will become Medfield's new Superintendent of Schools on July 1.
Last week, the Medfield School Committee unanimously chose Dr. Jeffrey Marsden as the district's new Superintendent effective July 1. School Committee Vice Chairman Tim Bonfatti reported at the committee's meeting on Monday that a negotiations subcommittee worked with Marsden over the weekend and finalized a contract earlier that day. "I am very pleased to report that we came to an agreement in principle on that contract," Bonfatti said. "He is very excited about coming here. You can tell: He did a drive-around the schools with his family over the weekend [and] he's asking about some of the sporting events so I think he's really beginning to get quite engaged with the community which is so important," Bonfatti said. Marsden is the …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Here's a look at the agenda for tonight's School Committee meeting.
The Medfield School Committee will meet tonight, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the TV Production Classroom of Medfield High School. The meeting will be preceded by Executive Session to discuss contract negotiations beginning at 7 p.m. in the High School Guidance conference room. The regular agenda includes: At its last meeting, the committee unanimously chose Dr. Jeffrey Marsden as the district's next Superintendent. His appointment is contingent on successful contract negotiations.
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 12, 2013
The school committee is urging parents to take the survey
Wednesday, Feb. 13 is the last day to complete the on-line, web-based survey regarding a new district superintendent. On June 30, Superintendent Robert Maguire will retire, and the Medfield Public School Committee is currently searching for his replacement and seeking community input in that search. The web-based survey should take about 15 minutes to complete and is a series of questions that ask about your desired characteristics in a new Superintendent, what makes the town of Medfield unique, what are the schools' strengths and weaknesses, etc. To fill out the survey by Feb. 13, click here.
Monday, January 28, 2013
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. …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The last day to submit an application (attached here) is Jan. 28.
The Medfield School Committee continues to seek community members to join the Superintendent Search Committee to replace current Superintendent Robert Maguire who will retire at the end of June. Anyone interested in serving on the search committee should fill out the attached application and send it to Debra Nochese, Chair, School Committee, Medfield Public Schools, 459 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Medfield, no later than Jan. 28. Interested parties can also email firstname.lastname@example.org The first meeting of the search committee will be Feb. 28. The committee is expected to spend 40 to 50 hours over four weeks in late afternoon and evenings) to make final recommendations to the School Committee on March 18. According to a letter sent to the…
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 …