NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – Northbridge Public Schools will re-open its search for a new assistant superintendent after three finalists were eliminated from consideration.
Superintendent of Schools Nancy Spitulnik told the School Committee on Tuesday that she is hoping a better pool of candidates will be available once the position is re-advertised in March, a more traditional time for educators to seek a new job. The post was originally advertised in November after Spitulnik, the previous job-holder, was appointed to the top job.
"We don't want to put just anyone in there," she said. "We want to have the right person in that role."
Six candidates were interviewed by a search committee, which winnowed the field down to three candidates. One candidate dropped out due to salary issues, another declined on the eve of a site visit and the third lacked kindergarten through grade 12 experience, Spitulnik said. Most of the candidates are now school principals.
Should the new search be successful, the new assistant superintendent would have a start date of July 1.