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Nixon Principal Search Yields No Permanent Candidate

Superintendent of Schools Anne Wilson said the district will hire an interim principal for Nixon Elementary School.

Nixon will have an interim principal next year. (File Photo)
Nixon will have an interim principal next year. (File Photo)
The search for the next Nixon Elementary School principal is ongoing, though the process has turned out different than Superintendent of Schools Anne Wilson initially anticipated.

Wilson confirmed in an email to Nixon parents late last week that while the district narrowed down the search to a finalist for the position, school officials are not hiring a permanent replacement for retiring principal Joni Jay at this time.

"Although we interviewed qualified candidates, after a review of feedback from the initial interviews and finalist forums, we are not able to name a principal at this time," Wilson told parents. "We remain committed to identifying a 'right match' principal for the Nixon community who will help provide the best possible learning and growing environment for our students."

Instead of hiring a permanent principal this spring, Wilson said she will hire an interim principal in the upcoming weeks for the 2014-15 school year.

This will allow the superintendent to open the search for a permanent Nixon principal again in the fall. Wilson said the district can then take longer to find the ideal fit for the position.

"I intend to identify an interim leader who has successful experience as a principal and who will be able to maintain the excellence that exists at Nixon while helping the school community to continue to move forward and prepare for a permanent principal for the FY16 school year," Wilson said.

Wilson added that, like during the most recent round of interviews, there will be opportunities for the Sudbury school community to be involved in the process with public forums as the search ramps up.
SudburyCOP April 14, 2014 at 04:08 PM
BTW well said The Great Pumpkin!!
nixonparent April 14, 2014 at 04:57 PM
I agree SudburyCOP!
debbee April 14, 2014 at 08:06 PM
What about Jeff Dees?
John Q. Sybian April 14, 2014 at 08:45 PM
Dees didn't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.
kyle mccarthy April 15, 2014 at 02:11 AM
Jeff left both cause Anne's a crappy person to work for & he got paid like 30% more-Wilson sent out an email about it.

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