The Superintendent Screening Committee has chosen two finalists. They are:
- Tara Brandt is the Supervisor of Mathematics in the Westfield Public Schools. She has previously taught at the kindergarten and fourth grade levels and was both a Math and Technology and a Science and Technology Specialist within the Chicopee Public Schools. Ms. Brandt is a doctoral student at UMASS/Amherst in Educational Policy and Leadership.
- Jennifer Haggerty has worked in education for over 25 years. She is currently the Principal of The Dexter Park School, as part of the Orange Elementary Public Schools, and spent twenty years as a kindergarten teacher in the Fitchburg and Gardner Public School systems. She also was a trainer for the Northeast Foundation for Children providing instruction and mentoring for teachers throughout New England.
There will be an interview/forum with both candidates will be Tuesday, February 3 at 6:00 pm at Erving Elementary School. The Supervisory Committee of Union 28 will interview the candidates individually; the interviews may include allowing time for public questions.
The Hour of Code was very successful! Students were engaged in their learning and they thoughtfully worked through the coding challenges! Impressive to see even the youngest members of our schools coding. Students can continue coding at home. Click here.