Superintendent Search 2018

Superintendent Search 2018
Posted on 02/01/2018
As part of the search for the next Superintendent of New Bedford Public Schools, the Screening Committee seeks input from students, staff, families, and residents through community meetings, focus groups, and a survey, to identify characteristics desired in the new superintendent by the community. Representatives of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, the executive search firm selected to assist in the search, will conduct focus groups with students, staff, and families at schools, and host public community meetings open to all members of the community, including families, students, staff, and residents.

Brochure for the Superintendent of Schools position

Posting for Superintendent of Schools position

 New Bedford Superintendent Search Timeline
1/18/18 Planning meeting with Search Firm Selection Subcommittee
2/1/18 Online survey on NBPS website (through 2/12/18)
2/5 - 2/7/18 Focus Groups and Community Meetings
2/12/18 Online survey closes
2/15/18 Application deadline
2/20/18 Leadership report presented to Screening Committee
2/26/18 Candidates presented to Screening Committee
2/27 - 3/1/18 Screening Committee initial screening interviews
3/1/18 Screening Committee identifies finalists
Week of 3/5/18 Public announcement of finalists
Week of 3/12/18  Site visits to candidates' districts
Week of 3/19/18 School Committee interviews finalists
Week of 3/26/18 School Committee votes to appoint
7/1/18 New Superintendent Assumes Responsibilites

Community Meetings

Monday, February 5, 2018

6:00 PM Normandin Middle School (Cafeteria)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

6:00 PM  Keith Middle School (Community Room)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

5:00 PM   Roosevelt Middle School (Community Room)

Community Survey

In addition, community input is sought through a survey for families, staff, students, and residents.  Links to the survey will be available in English, Spanish and Portuguese through Monday, February 12 at

Submit Feedback by Email

In addition to the community meetings open to the public and the surveys available online, feedback is welcome by email at through Monday, February 12.

Screening Committee Members

Barry Haskell serves as Search Committee Chair. He is a former Superintendent of Plymouth Public Schools and served as interim business manager for New Bedford Public Schools. He has also taught human resource management at Suffolk University.

Josh Amaral is a New Bedford resident and is a member of the New Bedford School Committee since 2014.

Christopher Cotter is a member of the New Bedford School Committee since 2016 and is a member of New Bedford Police Department.

Thomas Kelly is a former board member at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School and a former Superintendent of Dartmouth Public Schools.

Chris Garcia is a New Bedford High School counselor and serves as vice-president of the New Bedford Educators Association.

Isaiah Houtman is a New Bedford resident and parent. He teaches math and computer science at New Bedford High School and coaches track at NBHS.

Karen Treadup is Principal at Carney Academy and has worked and taught in New Bedford Public Schools for more than thirty years.

Anne Przystarz is a New Bedford resident, parent and grandparent of New Bedford Public Schools students.

Gail Fortes is a New Bedford resident and parent, and serves as Executive Director of YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts.

Irma Valerius is a New Bedford resident and parent. She is a ESL teacher at Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School School.

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