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BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

BOSTON - Thursday, June 23, 2022 - The Boston School Committee this week announced the selection of candidates for the position of Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools (BPS), following the recommendation of the nine-member Search Committee. The remaining finalists will participate in a public interview process today, Thursday, June 23, and Friday, June 24, which will include three community panels followed by a public interview by the Boston School Committee. (See the full schedule below or click here.)

These panel interviews will be conducted remotely via Zoom, with live interpretation in nine languages, including ASL, and members of the public are invited to join. Panel questions will remain the same on both days, and will be drawn from both the panelists and the previous public responses to the Superintendent Search Survey. Questions may also be chosen live from the Q&A function in Zoom.

  • 10:30 am-noon: Community Partners
  • 1:30-3:00 pm: Educators and School Leaders
  • 3:30-5:00 pm: Students and Families

Each day will end with a public interview with the Boston School Committee. These interviews will be conducted in the School Committee chambers in the Bolling building and streamed on Zoom and on Boston City TV; members of the public are invited to join remotely.

  • 5:30-7:30 pm: Boston School Committee

Following the interviews, the School Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 29 at 5:00 pm to vote on the candidate to offer the position of Superintendent of BPS and to approve Dr. Echelson as the Acting Superintendent.

INTERVIEW SCHEDULE:

Thursday, June 23, 2022: Mary Skipper 

(Via Zoom and live-streamed on Boston City TV)

  • 10:30 am-noon: Community Partners
    • Link: https://k12-bostonpublicschools.zoom.us/j/85688851970
    • Moderator: José Valenzuela, a teacher at Boston Latin Academy
    • Panelists: Shawn Brown, Becoming a Man; Kate Barrand, Horizons for Homeless Children; Aisha Francis, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology; Denise Kasrawi, YouthConnect; Marta Rivera, Boston Centers for Youth and Families; Marinell Rousmaniere, EdVestors; and Daysa Santana, Boston Public Health Commission
  • 1:30-3:00 pm: Educators and School Leaders
    • Link: https://k12-bostonpublicschools.zoom.us/j/85055337710 
    • Moderator: Dr. Carline Pignato, School Leader at Channing Elementary School
    • Panelists: Neema Avashia, Boston Community Leadership Academy–McCormack Middle School; Kafunda Banks, Curley K-8 School; Dr. Michelle Eisan-Smith, Ph.D., School Leader at the Horace Mann School; Jason Gallagher, School Leader at the Harvard-Kent Elementary School and incoming School Leader at Boston Latin School; Raul Garcia, Boston Arts Academy; Francis Pina, Charlestown High School; and Dania Vázquez, Margarita Muñiz Academy.
  • 3:30-5:00 pm: Students and Families
    • Link: https://k12-bostonpublicschools.zoom.us/j/85055337710 
    • Moderator: Marcus McNeill, a student at Fenway High School
    • Panelists: Edith Bazile, community advocate; Elinald Desroches, a student at TechBoston; Mario Fils, a student at New Mission School; Marilyn Fitzgerald, a student at Henderson K-12 Inclusion School; Tanya Nixon-Silberg, a parent at Mendell Elementary School; Sugey Scannell, a parent at Hurley K-8 School; and Reverend Cheng Imm Tan, Citywide Parent Council.

Friday, June 24, 2022: Tommy Welch 

(Via Zoom and live-streamed on Boston City TV)

  • 10:30 am-noon: Community Partners
    • Link: https://k12-bostonpublicschools.zoom.us/j/82653844987 
    • Moderator: Pam Eddinger, President at Bunker Hill Community College
    • Panelists: Shawn Brown, Becoming a Man; Kate Barrand, Horizons for Homeless Children; Aisha Francis, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology; Denise Kasrawi, YouthConnect; José Massó, Boston Centers for Youth and Families; Marinell Rousmaniere, EdVestors; and Daysa Santana, Boston Public Health Commission
  • 1:30-3:00 pm: Educators and School Leaders
    • Link: https://k12-bostonpublicschools.zoom.us/j/81499255365
    • Moderator: Dr. Carline Pignato, School Leader at Channing Elementary School
    • Panelists: Neema Avashia, a teacher at Boston Community Leadership Academy–McCormack Middle School; Kafunda Banks, ABA specialist at Curley K-8 School; Dr. Michelle Eisan-Smith, Ph.D., School Leader at the Horace Mann School; Jason Gallagher, School Leader at the Harvard-Kent Elementary School and incoming School Leader at Boston Latin School; Raul Garcia, a teacher at Boston Arts Academy; Francis Pina, a teacher at Charlestown High School; and Dania Vázquez, School Leader at Margarita Muñiz Academy.
  • 3:30-5:00 pm: Students and Families
    • Link: https://k12-bostonpublicschools.zoom.us/j/81499255365
    • Moderator: Marcus McNeill, Fenway High School
    • Panelists: Edith Bazile, community advocate; Elinald Desroches, a student at TechBoston; Mario Fils, a student at New Mission School; Marilyn Fitzgerald, a student at Henderson K-12 Inclusion School; Tanya Nixon-Silberg, a parent at Mendell Elementary School; Sugey Scannell, a parent at Hurley K-8 School; and Reverend Cheng Imm Tan, Citywide Parent Council.

 

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