Update on Parker Middle School Principal Search

Over the last several weeks, we have been in the process of selecting the next Principal of Parker Middle School.  We have had 47 applicants apply for the position, which is a strong showing for a middle school administrative position.   The candidates who have applied have a wide variety of education and administration backgrounds and experiences. This week, the Parker Middle School Screening Committee will be interviewing several candidates who have strong backgrounds in administration and middle school and high school experiences.  This part of the process is confidential so that we are able to attract that largest number of qualified candidates possible.  Based on the interviews, reference checks, and application review, a small group of finalists will be announced to the Community in late February.  These finalists will participate in a public process which will include site visits and open microphone sessions with the Parker Community.  More details will follow on this phasee in a future communication.

We would like to thank the members of Parker Screening Committee who are participating in this process.  The members are as follows:

  • Micheala Saunders, Human Resources Administrator-Facilitator
  • Sarah Marchant, Principal-Coolidge Middle School
  • Heather Leonard, Principal-Barrows Elementary School
  • Brendan Norton, Assistant Principal-Parker
  • Grace Therriault, Teacher
  • Donna Martinson, Teacher
  • Robyn Ferrazzani, Teacher
  • Leslie Raymond, Parent
  • Teresa Arent, Parent
  • Janet Faulkner, Parent

We will update you on the process when more information becomes available.  If you have any questions, please contact the Reading Public Schools administration offices at 781-944-5800.

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