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NNHS New Principal Update

March 25, 2015

Dear North Community,

Over the past several weeks, it has been a great pleasure working with a range of stakeholders on the Newton North High School principal search.  The thoughtful questions and scenarios that were posed to the finalist candidates by students, faculty, administrators and parents demonstrated that Newton North has a highly knowledgeable, engaged and committed community.  I am also very appreciative of the Selection Advisory Committee who invested tremendous energy and care interviewing candidates and providing me with feedback.

Last week, Newton North was privileged to host two excellent school administrators who have contributed much to public education and will make an even greater impact in the future.  I am grateful to both Geoff Walker and Bill Klements for the thought, care, and intelligence they demonstrated during the past few weeks.  The search process was a rigorous one and they deserve great credit for making it to the finalist stage.

After a thorough review and a careful examination of the needs of the school, I have decided to appoint an interim principal for the 2015-16 school year.  In the next several weeks, we will examine our options for an interim principal and an announcement will be made after the April vacation.

I want to thank those of you who provided such valuable feedback throughout the search process.  I will keep you informed as we proceed with next steps.


David A. Fleishman
Superintendent of Schools



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