Carpenter Withdraws Candidacy for Harvard Superintendent
The L-S superintendent notified the Harvard school committee by email on Sunday that he was out.
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Superintendent/Principal Scott Carpenter confirmed a report that he is no longer a candidate for the vacant Harvard Public Schools superintendent post.
According to the report, Carpenter's email stated: “Unfortunately, after reflection over the past days, your search process and timeline have become less than desirable, and I would now not leave my present position for Harvard. I will be withdrawing from your search to focus my energy elsewhere.”
“I have spent two decades in high schools, and the opportunity to go to a grade K to 12 setting would involve growth,” Carpenter said at the time.
He said that the decision to apply for another job does not diminish his deep commitment to Lincoln-Sudbury.
“I love Lincoln-Sudbury. It’s something I feel very at home with,” Carpenter said, describing a moment of hesitation before he hit the send button to email his application for the Harvard position. “It is sometimes a conflict between growth and where your heart is.”
When reached at his office on Wednesday, he declined further comment.