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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Board of Ed Announces Search for New Superintendent

I got this email from the Matawan-Aberdeen school board announcing the search for a consultant to assist them in their search for a new superintendent to replace David M Healy, who is moving to a similar position at Toms River. I can't tell if there is a back story to his departure, but the letter suggests so, urging calm, patience and civility during difficult and emotionally challenging times. 

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Matawan-Aberdeen Board of Education" <NoReply@marsd.k12.nj.us>
Date: June 13, 2014 at 12:06:46 PM EDT
To: "Schoolwires Alert Recipients" <alertrecipients@schoolwires.com>
Subject: Very Important Message From The Board of Education

To the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District Community . . .

In light of the impending departure of Superintendent Healy, whom we wish all the best in his new district, the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional Board of Education wishes to update the school community on our plans for moving forward, and to assure all staff, students and the community at large that we are responsibly attending to the business at hand.

The selection of a Superintendent of Schools is the most crucial decision facing any school board.  That individual will be our educational leader, and responsible for the day-to-day management of our large regional school district.  We intend to embark on a careful, deliberative, and inclusive process to secure the best possible candidate, but this will take time.  We are now in the process of selecting an experienced search consultant to assist us in this endeavor, and will announce an appointment shortly.  Since it is unlikely we will find a suitable replacement for Mr. Healy until late next school year at the earliest, we also will be appointing an Interim Superintendent who will guide the district through this period of transition.  We have interviewed several highly qualified candidates and hope to announce that appointment shortly as well.

We fully recognize that change can be difficult and emotionally challenging for all of us.  As citizens, taxpayers and parents ourselves, we wish to assure students, staff and the community that we will take all steps possible to preserve stability and calm in the operations of our district as we move forward.  We especially value the commitment of our dedicated staff and teachers during this time of transition, and ask for your continued trust and patience as we embark on our search for new leadership.  Working together in an atmosphere of respect, civility and transparency, we will achieve success and our students will be well served.

The Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District Board of Education

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