NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. - Dr. Nancy Spitulnik, who has been serving as the Interim superintendent of schools since May, can drop the word "interim" from her title.
At a brief School Committee meeting on Tuesday before the fall annual town meeting, she was named new superintendent through June, 2014. The appointment was formally announced Friday.
Spitulnik, who lives in Northborough, served as assistant superintendent for teaching and learning for three years before becoming interim superintendent with the retirement of the former superintendent Susan Gorky.
Spitulnik said she's excited by the appointment. "I really enjoy the job and have a lot of respect for the people in the community,'' she said.
When first appointed interm superintendent, Spitulnik said she would not be applying for the position of superintendent. "I was hoping to retire in June,'' she laughed, "but things change.''
Over the next two years, her plans are to develop as many partnershps as possible, similar to this past summer's "Read Around Town'' partnership between the schools and Whitinsville Social Library.
"The School Committee is thrilled that Dr. Spitulnik has agreed to remain our superintendent through the 2013/2014 school year," said School Committee Chairman Michael McGrath. "She brings leadership continuity to the district, has a vast curriculum background, and is dedicated to working collaboratively with all district stakeholders," he said.
Spitulnik has a doctor of education degree from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, a masters degree in special education from Lesley College, and a bachelors degree in special and elementary education from Boston University.
She served as director of student services for Westborough schools from 2006 to 2008 and elementary school principal in Westborough from 1993 to 2006.