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Malkas Offered Superintendent Post in North Adams

Barbara Malkas has been selected to lead the North Adams Public Schools. The School Committee made the unanimous decision on Monday night after about 45 minutes of discussion.

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North Adams School Official Intervews Superintendent Candidate

The community heard on Wednesday from the second of two finalists for superintendent of schools. Stephen Donovan, superintendent of the Acushnet School District, toured the North Adams and met with City Councilors and other community leaders prior to the evening interview with the School Committee.

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North Adams School Committee Hears From Superintendent Candidate

The School Committee completed its first interview of the two finalists for the superintendent's position in the North Adams Public Schools. Barbara Malkas, superintendent of the Webster Public Schools, spent the day visiting the schools and faculty, and attended a meet and greet with city councilors and other shareholders in the afternoon.

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North Adams School Officials to Interview Superintendent Candidates

The School Committee this week will be making one of its most important decisions in years. The city will be selecting its first educational leader in more than a decade after public interviews with two finalists. "This is an exciting time for us," said Mayor Richard Alcombright on Tuesday.

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Adams-Cheshire School District Begins Restructuring Process

The Adam-Cheshire Regional School District will use the next year as a "stop gap" as it researches possible reorganization and brings on an interim superintendent. School Committee member Darlene Rodowicz at Monday's meeting at C.T. Plunkett School said it should begin organizing subcommittees and meetings to decide what changes could be made to the structure of the two-town district to make it economically viable.

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North Adams Names Two Finalists for Superintendent Post

Two candidates have been put forward as meeting the qualifications to lead the North Adams Public Schools, one of whom was an administrator in the Pittsfield schools. Barbara Malkas, currently superintendent in Webster, and Stephen Donovan, superintendent for Acushnet, were unanimously put foward by the 11-member search committee.

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North Adams Committee Begins Superintendent Search

The community is looking for a new superintendent who will prioritize instruction and finances and maintain an open dialogue with parents and the public at large. And residents very much want someone from outside the district.

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Adams-Cheshire Superintendent Resigning at School Year's End

Adams-Cheshire Regional School Superintendent Kristen Gordon will resign at the end of the school year. Gordon tendered her resignation to the School Committee on Monday and asked the board to modify her contract.

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Adams-Cheshire Superintendent Says She is Still on the Job

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee is keeping mum on the recent absence of its superintendent. But Kristen Gordon says she's still in charge.

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Lanesborough-Williamstown Tri-District Creates Asst. Superintendent Post

The Mount Greylock Regional School District and Superintendency Union 71 on Tuesday approved the creation of an assistant superintendent position to replace the Tri-District's director of pupil personnel services. The Tri-District is the umbrella under which the regional junior-senior high school and SU-71 a collaboration of the Williamstown and Lanesborough elementary school districts share a central administration.

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North Adams School Committee Approves Superintendent Search Panel

The School Committee on Thursday took the first steps in finding a new superintendent by approving a search committee and job description. The city hopes to have a new superintendent of schools in place by July 1 to replace James Montepare, who is retiring after more than 40 years in the school system.

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Montepare Retires in April; North Adams Searching for New Superintendent

Superintendent of Schools James Montepare will retire at the end of March after more than 40 years in the school district and a dozen as superintendent. School officials are planning an aggressive search for his replacement with hopes to have someone s

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McCann Student Receives Superintendent Award

"You make us proud, you, make McCann proud, there is no doubt you make your family proud, and you make yourself proud." — James Brosnan

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Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Discusses Goals

"I've discussed with all school committees my entry plan, which I was working on before I was even hired." — Douglas Dias

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Pittsfield's Superintendent McCandless Given Six-year Contract Extension

"Even a small increase on my salary is money. I'm not going to do this while we are laying people off." — Jason McCandless

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Mount Greylock Committee Says Farewell to Interim Superintendent

"He's in the loop with our administrative team. I feel enthusiastic about the choice you made." — Gordon Noseworthy

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Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Pick: 'Commitment to Education' in Towns

"Had I landed at any one of them, I could have done well. Union 71 and Mount Greylock resonated with me the most." — Douglas Dias

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Williamstown-Lanesborough Elementaries OK Superintendent Contract

After an approximately 45-minute executive session to review the contract, the five committee members reconvened and voted on the agreement.

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Dias Selects Williamstown-Lanesborough; Contract Signing Set

"I think with the enthusiasm and interest Dr. Dias has shown, he is going to able to hit the ground running." &mdash Carolyn Greene

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Lanesborough-Williamstown Officials Hopeful of School Leader

"Both Union 71 and MG have met in executive session to discuss contract parameters and are in agreement as to the terms." — Carolyn Greene

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Lanesborough-Williamstown Superintendent Choice 'Pleased' to Negotiate

Douglas Dias has told officials ... that he "would be pleased to enter negotiations with" the Tri-District.

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Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Pick Sees Himself as Potential Admiral

"When they need something, they let me know, and I'll get it for them because the principals are the captains of their ship." — Douglas Dias

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Williamstown-Lanesborough Offers Superintendent Post to Medway Principal

"I think we need to act expeditiously." — Rich Cohen

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Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Finalists Named

It is possible but unlikely that the committees will choose to select a candidate on Monday night.

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McCann Senior Praised For Her Achievements

"I think every single day when Laura comes to school she is always ready to work and help others." — Laura Netti

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