Hey, Worcester: we have a new superintendent!
Banner hanging on the front of the brick Durkin Administration Building Friday:
White banner with blue lettering says Welcome, Dr. Rachel H. Monárrez!
We're looking forward to working with you!
From Here, Anywhere...Together!
The banner is watermarked with the district seal,
and the main text is surrounded by "welcome" in the district's main languages
You’ve already captured one of the two biggest drivers in my own view of our superintendent search on page 2: “a recognition that schools live in complex ecosystem that affect them in any number of ways from finances to personnel decisions.”— Tracy O'Connell Novick (@TracyNovick) March 26, 2022
Something we also should expect will be early on the agenda: Deputy Superintendent Sue O’Neil also retired June 30. That means leadership academic side needs to be filled. It’s entirely possible—note, this is just my reflecting history here—that the organization chart may be reworked in the process, as both Superintendent Binienda did and as Superintendent Boone did. Central offices, particularly ones the size of Worcester, can have lots of different models.
First meeting is July 21 at 4!