Announcement: New Special Education Department Chair

As many of you know, our current Special Education Department Chair, Kathy Farnsworth, will be retiring at the end of December.  On behalf of the entire Newton South Community, I extend congratulations on a terrific career and we are especially thankful for her steady, thoughtful, and caring leadership at South over the past 6 years.  She will be missed!

I am also pleased and excited to announce that Melissa Gamble, our current Assistant Special Education Department Chair, has agreed to be our next Special Education Department Chair!

Throughout our process, Melissa impressed with her passion for students, her understanding and interest in meshing general and special education services and professionals, and her strong commitment to the entire NSHS community.  It’s especially exciting that Melissa knows us so well (and we know her!), and so I anticipate a smooth transition in January.

I want to thank Kathy Farnsworth for her support in this process, as well as the faculty and parents who participated in our search and interviews.  This is a big win for South, and for our special education families in particular.