The Litchfield School Board is
pleased to announce they have selected three finalists for a new Superintendent
of Schools to replace retiring Superintendent James O’Neill.
The District utilized input
from a survey sent to the Litchfield community as well as school staff and parents. The survey results were used to identify what
the community perceived as the characteristics needed in the next
To ensure the community’s
involvement in the process, the School Board authorized the District to
establish an interview committee that included members from throughout the
Litchfield community. The committee
completed first round interviews and presented the School Board with four
candidates. The School Board reviewed
their applications and conducted interviews. From this group the Board selected
The three finalists from the
search process are: Dr. Jennifer Dolloff, Educational Consultant currently
consulting for Easter Seals and Hollis-Brookline School District; Dr. Michael
Jette, Assistant Superintendent for the Bedford School District; and Dr.
Christine Martin, Principal for the Manchester School District.
The process will continue
when the School Board hosts a “Community Meet and Greet the Candidates” night
at Campbell High School on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. All finalists will be available to
meet with interested community members.
“We believe that the hiring
of a new Superintendent is the most important decision a school board can make
for the students, parents, staff and local community. Ensuring community involvement in the process
was critical to us and we have been as transparent and inclusive as possible,”
stated Brian Bourque, Chairperson of the Litchfield School Board.
The School Board will announce
the new Superintendent to the community in February.