Interim super search begins with 11 applicants

The Screening Committee to find an interim superintendent met for the first time Monday. Eleven candidates have applied for the position. The interim will replace acting Superintendent Michelle Cresta. The School Committee reached a controversial, $175,000 separation agreement with former superintendent Dr. John Buckey on August 2. Buckey served three years of his five-year contract.

The Screening Committee consists of five people: School Committee Chair Sarah Fox and member Alison Taylor, Cresta, school adjustment counselor Alison Carey and parent Sarah Magazine.

Upcoming dates in the interim superintendent search are: 

— Wednesday, Sept. 20: The second meeting of the screening committee will be held, when members will decide whom to interview and will finalize their questions.
— Sept. 27, 28, 29: Interviews with interim superintendent candidates will happen.

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Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter. She also works as a PR specialist.

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