Superintendent Search

Superintendent Screening Committee

The School Committee voted to create a Superintendent Screening Committee. The Screening Committee, which shall be composed of School Committee members, teachers, and other members of the community, will be charged with:

  • Reviewing applications for the position of Superintendent

  • Selecting applicants to be interviewed based descriptors found in the Successful Candidate Profile

  • Interviewing applicants and selecting finalists, to be put forward to the full School Committee, who exhibit a high standard of the qualities described in the Successful Candidate Profile

The committee is expected to meet several times throughout the month of February with specific dates and times to be determined. Click the link below to apply to serve on the Superintendent Screening Committee.

Screening Committee Application

Posted 1/11/22

Focus Groups Scheduled for Early January

NESDEC will be conducting online focus groups between January 5th and 12th. These virtual focus groups are an important part of the process because they are designed to obtain input from various stakeholders regarding the attributes, experiences, and desired goals for a new superintendent. Details on the focus groups' dates, times, and audiences have been sent by email to WRSD parents, teachers, staff, administrators, and union leadership.

Focus Group Schedule

Updated 1/5/22

Superintendent Qualities/Skills/Attributes Questionnaire - Now Closed

The Wachusett Regional School Committee thanks you for your input.

Updated 1/18/21

Superintendent Search Process Underway – NESDEC Hired to Assist Search

The Wachusett Regional School Committee has engaged the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) of Marlborough, Massachusetts to assist in the search for a new Superintendent of Schools. NESDEC is a not-for-profit organization that serves school districts throughout the six New England states. Dr. Carolyn Burke and Dr. Arthur Bettencourt will serve as the consultants for the search.

The Wachusett Regional School Committee has been meeting with the NESDEC consultants to review the various elements of the search and to develop a search timeline. In assisting the School Committee with the search, NESDEC will generate advertising and outreach materials, recruit potential applicants, provide training and guidance for the preliminary screening committee, and assist throughout the process as candidates are screened and interviewed.

An integral part of the superintendent search will be a Community Needs Assessment process involving parent and community participation in focus groups and a web-based survey. The Community Needs Assessment portion of the search is designed to obtain input regarding the attributes, experiences and knowledge that the new superintendent should possess. The Needs Assessment also provides an opportunity for stakeholders to identify immediate tasks and challenges that the new superintendent should address. The information, accumulated as a result of the Community Needs Assessment, will be developed into a Successful Candidate Profile, which will be used by the School Committee as it considers candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools.

Additional information regarding the focus groups and online survey will be available in the coming weeks.

Posted 12/1/21