Thursday, May 23, 2013
Swampscott High's principal since 2010, Layne Millington, talks about his early departure.
Principal Layne Millington’s early departure from Swampscott High will give him more time with his family and time to transition to his new position in Marblehead. The time off will be a mini-sabbatical, of sorts, the principal said in an interview Wednesday. He will get to spend more time with injured and sick members of his family. His 11-year-old son is in a cast, having suffered a broken leg. His mom, a resident at Brooksby Village in Peabody, is sick. The principal’s last day at the school will be May 28, but he will be at the Class of 2013's graduation ceremony June 2. The principal said his focus, through June 2, will be on the graduating seniors, preparing for and seeing through their ceremonies. These include the class awards …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The principal's last day at the school is scheduled for May 28.
Principal Layne Millington will leave Swampscott High about a month before the school year ends. His last day at the school will be May 31, though he will preside at graduation ceremonies June 2. Assistant SHS Principal Frank Kowalski will be acting principal from June 3 to June 28, after which the newly hired lead school administrator, Edward Rozmiarek, will take the helm. Principal Millington sought the early departure from Swampscott and will take unused vacation and personal days as well as leave without pay, said Superintendent Lynne Celli. The superintendent said the high school principal came to her with the request to leave early. "We worked it out," she said. The superintendent said she has full confidence in the administrative …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Search committee liked his experience and interpersonal skills.
Swampscott High's new principal, Edward J. Rozmiarek, was the clear choice of the principal search committee, the superintendent said yesterday. "It was unanimous, there was no question," Superintendent Lynne Celli said. Rozmiarek has a wide range of experience including instructor, assistant principal and principal as well as a legal background. He has introduced innovative and academically challenging programs at Lowell High, the superintendent said. In addition, building administrators, teachers, students, parents and community members liked the way the candidate connected with them, the superintendent said. Rozmiarek is currently headmaster of Lowell High School, where he has served since 2010. He signed his contract with …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The superintendent announced the name of the principal this afternoon.
Swampscott High's new principal is Edward J. Rozmiarek, currently headmaster of Lowell High School, where he has served since 2010. He will begin in Swampscott July 1, Swampscott Superintendent Lynne Celli announced in a news release. The superintendent was assisted in the selection process by a team of Swampscott High School teachers, Central Office Administrators, building administrators, parents, members of the community, and Swampscott High School students. “The Search Committee and I spent many hours reviewing applicants for the position,” the superintendent said. “The pool of candidates was strong, and to me that shows the positive reputation that our district has in educational circles across the state. I want to publically …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The three finalists will come to town on Wednesday and Thursday.
Tuesday, April 30
This information was submitted by the Swampscott superintendent's office. The three finalists for the Swampscott High principal opening will visit the school and town on Wednesday and Thursday. The finalists were selected from a semi-finalist field of 11 and a pool of 39 applicants. The finalists are John Dillon III, assistant principal at Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Lexington, Edward Rozmiarek, headmaster at Lowell High School, and Andrew Wulf, administrator of teaching and learning at Salem High School. Finalists will visit the high school and town Wednesday and Thursday, their visits including open forum meetings with staff, community members, students, parents, and administration. Andrew Wulf – 5/1/13 …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Turnover in our schools.
The announcement this week that our high school principal, Layne Millington, has resigned to become principal of Marblehead High brings an opportunity for us to learn from the past and improve the process for selecting and retaining our next high school principal. There are many things that will always remain outside our control, but other factors we can and should control. We have an opportunity here. First, we are hearing quite a bit about turnover. People are wondering why Swampscott has so much. Is it a problem unique to Swampscott or part of trend that is occurring in towns and cities across America? If so, should we conduct searches or grow talent from within? Turnover is the new reality Before we go too far down that road, we need…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Superintendent Greg Maass announced the choice for principal this afternoon.
Marblehead Superintendent of Schools Greg Maass told teachers and staff this afternoon that finalist Layne Millington, the current principal at Swampscott High, will be the new principal at Marblehead High School. We will have more information about this news later. For now here is a press release from Marblehead schools: Layne Millington brings seven years of high school leadership experience to Marblehead Public Schools. Marblehead Public Schools announces, after a comprehensive search and site visit, that Layne Millington has been offered the High School Principalship, effective July 1, 2013. The new instructional leader is coming from Swampscott where he has been lead principal and has prior high school leadership experience from …
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Finalists to replace Stanley School Principal Pam Angelakis will visit the elementary school next week.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
This article was submitted by the superintendent's office. Three finalists have been selected for the position of principal of Stanley School. They will be visiting Stanley School on Tuesday, June 19, for a site visit. The finalists are: John Billings, currently a higher education administrator for Nova Southeastern University; Barbara Brown, principal, Lilja Elementary School, Natick; and MATom Daniels, principal Oak Ridge School, Sandwich. The site visit schedules are as follows: John Billings TIME EVENT LOCATION 8:30 – 9:45 Parents/Community Members Gym 10:00-10:45…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The Swampscott Middle School will have a new principal, as well as a new assistant principal, on July 1. The principal signed a three-year contract with the district on Tuesday.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Pickering Middle School's Robert Murphy was hired Tuesday as principal of the Swampscott Middle School effective July 1. Swampscott Superintendent Lynne Celli said yesterday that she had negotiated a contract with Murphy. He is finishing his fifth year as principal of the Lynn middle school. The contract is for three years. His salary is $117,000, said Kathleen Leonard, the superintendent's executive assistant. (The terms were released in response to a public records request.) While his official start date in Swampscott is July 1, he will be spend a number of transition days in the district before his official start date to get to know the staff, the students, the landscape, and the school culture. He will also hire an assistant …
Friday, March 30, 2012
The principal of six years said he was leaving due to health reasons and to recharge his batteries before starting his new job in Cambridge.
Middle School Principal Ralph Watson made his resignation immediate late last week due to health reasons and to get ready for his new job, according to school officials. Assistant Principal Megan Bonomolo has become the middle school's acting principal and will be in that position for the rest of the school year, Superintendent Lynne Celli said. The superintendent said Ralph Watson sent out an email to staff last week indicating that he was leaving his post earlier than expected due to health reasons and to recharge his batteries before he starts his job in the head position at a new upper school in Cambridge. Originally he was to leave Swampscott in June. Superintendent Celli said that Watson is still being paid by the school district …