School Committee Interviews & Community Forum Scheduled - First Interview on January 7

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The Hopkinton School Committee is pleased to announce that interviews have been scheduled with the four finalists recommended by the Superintendent Search Screening Committee, for the position of Superintendent of Schools. Each finalist will be individually interviewed by the School Committee, following a visit to the district which will include a tour of each school and meetings with administrators, faculty, staff members, and parents. The hour-long interviews will take place during a posted Working Session, in the High School, Room A-219 and will begin at 7:00 PM. Citizens and staff are invited to observe each interview, and then to meet and interact with the candidates at a Community Forum directly following each interview. The Community Forums will each be held in the High School Library. Feedback sheets will be provided to attendees, so that they might provide feedback on each of the finalists for the School Committee to consider.

Monday, January 7, 2013:
Ms. Cathy MacLeod is currently a Doctoral candidate at the School of Education at Boston University. She also holds a Master of Education in Educational Administration from the College of New Jersey and a Master of Arts in Applied Child Psychology from the University of Guelph (Ontario), as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Brock University (Ontario). She is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Easton Public Schools. She previously served as an Elementary Principal and the Director of Literacy and Title I for Pembroke Public Schools. She began her career as a Classroom Teacher and Team Leader for the Montgomery Township (NJ) School District.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013:
Dr. Steven Hiersche holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Sarasota. He also holds a Master of Education in Secondary Administration from Westfield State College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, also from Westfield State. He is currently the Interim Superintendent for Hopkinton Public Schools. He previously served as Superintendent for Framingham, Watertown, and Plymouth Public Schools, as well as the Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union, a six-community regional district in Vermont. He began his career as a mathematics teacher at the John F. Kennedy Jr. High School in Enfield, CT.

Monday, January 14, 2013:
Dr. Andrew Keough holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Boston College, a Master of Arts in Public School Administration and a Master of Education in Moderate Special needs, both from Framingham State College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Roger Williams College. He is currently the Principal for Wellesley High School. He previously served as Principal for Medfield High School, and Assistant Principal for Hopkinton High School and Blackstone-Millville Regional Middle/High School. He began his career as a teacher at Douglas Memorial High School.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013:
Mr. Joseph Baeta is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership at Northcentral University. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics from U Mass-Boston, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in History/Secondary Education from Fitchburg State College. He is currently the Superintendent for Holbrook Public Schools. He previously served as Principal of Holbrook Jr.-Sr. High School, and has been the Coordinator for Curriculum, Assessment and Professional Development as well as the Academic Coordinator for the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical school district. He began his career as the At-Risk Coordinator at Athol-Royalston Regional High School.

For more information, please visit the on the Hopkinton Public School District website.

Candidates' resumes are attached below.

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