Superintendent Search Finalists

Message from the School Committee and Superintendent Search Committee
Dear Douglas Community,

The Superintendent Search Committee has spent the past week reviewing more than twenty applicant resumes, conducting interviews with eight semi-finalists, and deliberating on finalist candidates to put forward to the School Committee. The committee was very impressed with the talent of all of our semi-finalists, and we want to thank everyone who has aided the search process by providing survey input and materials for the position brochure. We are happy to formally announce our three finalist candidates as follows:


Richard Lind, current Superintendent of North Brookfield Public Schools

Gary Reese, current Superintendent of Westport Community Schools

Paul Vieira, current Assistant Superintendent of Ashland Public Schools


In the upcoming week, the finalists and School Committee will participate in remote visits with our district as well as theirs. Finalist interviews will then be conducted during the week of May 25th, and a vote to appoint our new Superintendent is scheduled to take place by June 1st. We encourage parents, community members, and school staff to stay apprised of our progress via public meeting video streaming so you will be able to have a voice in the process should you so choose.

On behalf of the School Committee, I would like to offer a special thanks to those who served on the search committee during this first phase of interviews. Your time and input have been invaluable.


Best Regards,

Becky Charniak

Superintendent Search Committee Chair

School Committee Member
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