Super Hopes New HS Principal Selected By Last Day of School
Belmont Patch - almost 5 years
Less than 24 hours after Belmont High School Principal Michael Harvey was named the new Superintendent of the Hamiliton-Wenham Regional Schools, Belmont's interim superintendent set an aggressive schedule for hiring Harvey's replacement.
Dr. Thomas Kingston told the Belmont School Committee at its Tuesday night meeting, May 8, that he hopes to name the new headmaster for Belmont High by June 14, the last day of classes.
"It is an ambitious time line but I believe we will have excellent candidates" who will apply for the position, said Kingston.
"Let's make lemonade with the lemons of (Harvey) leaving," said Kingston.
Harvey's successor will be expected to lead a school whose pupils rank as some of the best in the country. Yesterday, before the meeting, the school was named by US News & World Report as the 111th best High School in the country with nearly 95 percent of students proficient in both math and English.
Kingston and Laurie Graham, chairwoman of the School C
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