Newton North High School, NNHS

NNHS Principal Candidates

Dear Newton North Families,

I am writing to announce the finalists for the principal position at Newton North. The process is moving forward in a timely manner, and we are hopeful that North will have a new principal within the next couple of weeks.

In recent weeks, the Selection Advisory Committee, consisting of teachers, parents, students and administrators, worked thoroughly to interview candidates and select semi-finalists. Earlier this week, each of the semi-finalists visited classrooms at Newton South, where they were asked to share their observations and reflections on a range of educational and leadership issues and scenarios.

We have two finalists who are scheduled to visit Newton North on Monday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 9th. The finalists will be at North for a very long day and will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, students, administrators and parents.

The finalists are:

Monday, February 8

Henry Turner is the principal of Bedford High School. Previously he was a housemaster at Newton South High School. Henry began his career as a history teacher at Lexington High School. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Henry has a master’s degree from Framingham State College, and earned his doctorate from Boston College.

Tuesday, February 9

Jeffrey Gaglione is a dean and math department head at Cambridge, Rindge and Latin. Earlier he was the math department chair at Lowell High School. Jeff was a math teacher at both Framingham High School, and West Orange High School (NJ). A graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), he has two master’s degrees from Boston College.

You are invited to join the candidates on both days from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the film lecture hall. The candidates will speak briefly followed by a time for questions. We welcome your feedback as we come to the conclusion of this very important decision-making process for Newton North. I will keep you informed as we proceed.


David Fleishman

Superintendent of Schools

Newton North High School, NNHS

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