UPDATED: Interviews Scheduled for Finalists for Interim L-S Superintendent Post

Interviews will be held Monday and Tuesday at Lincoln-Sudbury.

The Tuesday, 7 p.m, interview has been rescheduled. It will now follow the 4 p.m., interview on Tuesday..

Interviews by the full committee will be held on

  • 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20 with Herbert Levine,
  • 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 with Bella Wong, followed by Edward Malvey

The interviews will be held in the library at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School.


The Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District has taken another step closer to finding an intermim principal/superintendent to fill in for the departing Scott Carpenter.

On Thursday, the interim search sub-committee of the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Committee, tasked to select finalists for the school's search for an interim superintendent/principal, voted to recommend three finalists for this position, and advanced the District's search toward its next stage.  

The candidates, all of whom have superintendent experience, who were recommended to fill the position are:

  • Herbert Levine, most recently with the Peabody Public School District
  • Edward Malvey, currently superintendent at the Monson Public School District;
  • and Bella Wong, previously the superintendent at the Wellesley Public School District.

His resume includes two recent stints as a temporary administrator – one year as superintendent of the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District and then five months as the principal of Marblehead High School, along with some consulting work. But prior to his retirement in 2005 after seven years as the Salem schools’ chief, Levine also worked as deputy superintendent in Wakefield, high school principal in Chelmsford and Timberlane Regional High School in Plaistow, N.H., and the dean of students at South Boston High School, among other administrative posts.

Malvey was hired as interim superintendent for Monson last November. According to MassLive.com, Malvey has been an educator for more than 40 years, serving as a superintendent, interim superintendent, principal and ranking administrator in various public school districts in Massachusetts and Connecticut throughout his long career.

The resignation came after a tumultuous year for the school department, which began last March with news that the school lunch account was in arrears by more than $100,000 and included a professional review showing sloppy accounting practices in the business office and most recently questions arising over hiring practices after a middle school custodian was charged with stealing computers and jewelry from the building.

She was promoted in 2006 after serving as assistant superintendent.

The sub-committee of the Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School Committee consisted of three school committee members, two faculty members, an administrator and a parent .

"We had a terrific pool of interested candidates to draw from and we are excited about these finalists we have recommended," said sub-committee chairman, Kevin Matthews. "We are confident they each have the experience, expertise and qualifications needed to help our school continue to perform at the highest level."

Interviews by the full committee will be held on

  • 4 p.m. on Monday, May 20 with Herbert Levine,
  • 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 with Bella Wong, and
  • 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 with Edward Malvey.

The interviews will be held in the library at Lincoln-Sudbury.

Carpenter announced earlier this year he has accepted a similar position for the Monomoy Regional School District on Cape Cod.

Songs About Sudbury May 18, 2013 at 01:04 AM
and the winner of the "Classy" Freddy Blassie look-a-like contest is....
amy miller May 19, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Why does this article only air the dirty laundry of the female candidate? What about Malvey's swift departure in Oxford CT? Watch out LS. We can't afford to mess this one up..
SERIOUSLY SUDBURY May 23, 2013 at 01:23 AM
That's a scary trio...... It will be so hard to fill the shoes of Carpenter....right!!!! Of course they would bash the lady...The elitist of Sudbury would only want a male... the men would be prosecuted for bulling a female superintendent, they would be to afraid of her independence and power to ignore their crap and threats or take their money as a bribe
alicia May 26, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Interesting comment about being above money scandals. Isn't that the issue that pushed Wong out of Wellesley?


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