Superintendent Fleishman’s Commencement Speech Controversy

NNHS Interim Principal Announced!

April 14, 2015

Dear Newton North Community,

As you are aware, I have decided to name an interim principal for the 2015-16 school year.  I am very pleased to let you know that Mark Aronson, who was planning to retire from his position as a housemaster this June, will be staying at North for an additional year to serve as interim principal.

Mark has served with distinction as a housemaster for thirteen years. He is widely respected by all stakeholders in the North community and has wonderful relationships with students, staff and families.  Mark is highly respected because he has a capacity for leadership that is thoughtful, collaborative and fair.  He is someone to whom faculty and staff turn to when they are in need of wisdom, support and perspective.

I know Newton North students will be happy to have an interim principal who is a familiar presence in the hallways, always greeting students in his warm way, while offering support, advice and encouragement.  Regardless of the situation, Mark is calm, measured and focused on finding an outcome that is supportive of students.

Newton North will also benefit from having an interim leader who has a keen understanding of the school and the system.  Mark has spent his entire career in the Newton Public Schools and has a clear sense of what it takes to be a successful leader of a large institution.  Mark began his career as a math teacher at Day Middle School and taught there for thirteen years.  He then transitioned to North as a math teacher before becoming the assistant housemaster and then a housemaster.

I have spoken with Jennifer Price about Mark’s appointment and she has great confidence that he is well positioned to lead the school next year.  Mark and Jen have a terrific working relationship and I am confident that the transition will be seamless.


David Fleishman
Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent Fleishman’s Commencement Speech Controversy

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