Help Us Select Dedham's Next Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent Search
  • With the upcoming, planned retirement of current Dedham Public Schools Superintendent Michael Welch in December 2022, the Dedham School Committee is very much committed to ensuring that students, families, faculty, staff and community members are able to contribute their voice to the process of finding the next Superintendent of Schools in Dedham.  

    Our District has come so far under the leadership of Superintendent Welch over the past eight years, and we couldn’t be more thankful for his dedication to our school community.  We are committed to finding another great leader to keep us moving forward when it comes to ensuring our students have the best educational experience possible.


Latest Search News

  • Candidate Interviews with School Committee Now Available to View Online

    Thanks to Dedham TV, video recordings of the five Candidate for Superintendent interviews with School Committee are now available to view. Click Headline Above for Links

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  • January 12th: Meet Candidate Dr. Armand Pires

    Candidate for Superintendent, Dr. Armand Pires, will visit Dedham Public Schools on Thursday, January 12, 2023.  We are excited to welcome him to the district to visit our schools, faculty and staff throughout the day, and hope you are able to join him in the afternoon for the parent, caregiver and community forum.

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  • January 11th : Meet Candidate Dr. Marlene DiLeo

    On Wednesday, January 11th, Dedham will welcome Candidate for Superintendent, Dr. Marlene DiLeo, to our District.   In addition to touring schools and meeting staff, time has been set aside in the afternoon to meet parents, caregivers and the community. 

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  • January 10th: Meet Candidate Dr. June Saba-Maguire

    On Tuesday, January 10th Candidate for Superintendent, Dr. June Saba-Maguire will be visiting.    As with all visits, candidates will have time dedicated in the afternoon for a question and answer session with parents, caregivers, and members of the community, then a formal interview with School Committee in the evening.

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  • January 9th: Meet Candidate Ms. Nan Murphy

    We are excited to welcome Candidate for Superintendent, Ms. Nan Murphy, to our District on Monday, January 9th.   While visiting our schools, she will be in the Dedham Middle School Library for a question and answer session with parents, caregivers, and members of the community on Monday afternoon and interview with the School Committee at a public meeting on Monday night.

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  • January 5th - Meet Candidate Dr. Renee McCall

    We are excited to welcome Candidate for Superintendent, Dr. Renee McCall, to our District today.   After spending the day visiting our schools, she will be in the Dedham Middle School Library for a question and answer session with parents, caregivers, and members of the community this afternoon. Find details and Zoom links here.

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  • January 2023 Candidate Visit & Interview Schedule

    Candidates for Dedham's next Superintendent of Schools will be visiting on January 5, 9, 10, 11, and 12th. Parents and caregivers are invited to meet each of the candidates during their visits. Click the title link above for details.

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  • 5 Finalist Candidates Announced

    Dedham Public Schools and the Dedham School Committee are pleased to report that five candidates have been selected as part of the ongoing search for a new Superintendent of Schools in Dedham. Current Superintendent Michael Welch will retire at the end of 2022 and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Assessment, Dr. Ian Kelly will be acting as Interim Superintendent through June 2023.

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The Search Process

  • The School Committee has engaged the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) to assist in the search process. The New England School Development Council, NESDEC, is a private, not-for-profit educational organization with approximately 300 school districts as affiliates. Originally established at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, NESDEC, now a stand-alone, not-for-profit corporation, has been serving New England school districts since 1946. NESDEC currently utilizes the expertise of over twenty former school administrators, as well as numerous educational workshop providers in its effort to provide the most current and effective resources to its affiliates.

    An important part of the process is to solicit community input about the attributes, experiences, and desired goals for a new superintendent.  This will be of valuable assistance to the School Committee and the Screening Committee as they interview the candidates. 

    Anticipated Next Steps & Timing*:

    • Interviews and in-person school visits with selected finalists have been scheduled for early January.
    • Community online input forms are open until January 16, 2023.
    • Final selection by School Committee would take place in late February or March.

    *This is an anticipated timeline based.  Dates and timing are subject to change as the process moves along.

Search SubCommittee Members

    • Mayanne MacDonald Briggs
    • Josh Donati
    • Tracey White