Reminder to Complete the NSHS Principal Search Survey Due Jan 31

NSHS Principal Search is underway! Take this opportunity to have your voice heard regarding what’s important in the selection of a new principal for South. Please click to take the survey today! 

We have 2 parent volunteers from South on the SAC.  The survey feedback will provide input to all the SAC members interviewing the candidates. There will also be future forums with semi-finalists in early March with South students, faculty and parents.

Below is the email update sent by Superintendent Fleishman on January 13, 2021 to South Families regarding the Newton South Principal search process.

Dear South Families,

As you are aware, Mark Aronson is serving as Interim Principal for the school year, and will be leaving in June. I am grateful for Mark’s dedication and commitment during this very challenging year. I know Mark will do everything possible to support the school through the end of the school year.

Selecting a principal is one of the most critical decisions made by a superintendent. Principals are expected to provide excellent educational leadership, establish a positive school culture, and manage the daily operations of the building. We have formed a Selection Advisory Committee (SAC) that includes administrators, faculty, students and parents/guardians. The SAC will conduct first-round interviews and recommend semi-finalists.

Parents and guardians will have the chance to meet the finalist candidates when they visit Newton South. We are also interested in getting your feedback on a series of questions as we begin the principal search

While this has indeed been a most difficult year, we are excited about the opportunity to hire a new leader for Newton South, and I look forward to working with the South community as we embark upon this important task.

David Fleishman
Superintendent of Newton Public Schools