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NEWS: Superintendent Search - Invitation to Join Screening Committee



The Dedham School Committee continues to advance the search and selection process to hire a new Superintendent of Dedham Public Schools, as current Superintendent Welch finishes his final months before his planned retirement.


Working with the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) to assist with the search for a new Superintendent of Schools, the job has been posted, applications are coming in and focus groups to collect community, faculty and family input have been conducted. 


To ensure that parents, faculty and the community are able to engage in the full process, the School Committee is inviting parents and community members to apply to join a formal applicant Screening Committee.  The committee will review applications, interview candidates and recommend a selected small pool of candidates to the School Committee for further consideration.


“The school committee has the sole authority to appoint a Superintendent of our choosing, but we believe that it is critically important for our school parents and the community to have an active voice in the future leadership of our schools,” stated Mayanne Briggs, chair of the Superintendent search subcommittee. 


Parents and guardians of students at all grade levels in Dedham Public Schools may apply to be on the Screening Committee, along with any interested community members.   In addition to Dedham faculty and staff, the screening committee will be looking to invite up to three parents and one community member-at-large to join the group.  


Anyone interested in joining the Screening Committee will need to submit their interest to the School Committee via email, highlighting their involvement in the schools and in the community.   The final Screening Committee will be selected by School Committee vote in November.  All applicants need to be aware that they will be asked to confirm their availability to attend several evening meetings, including attendance at all candidate interview sessions, and to maintain a high degree of confidentiality given the detailed access to candidate application materials.  


 Planned screening committee dates and additional details can be found on the School Committee / Superintendent Search webpage at:   


Screening Committee applicants must submit their interest by no later than Friday, November 18th at 5:00PM.


If you have any questions, or would like to submit an email to apply for consideration, please reach out to Mayanne Briggs at