Weston Schools Superintendent Connolly to Step Down at End of Year
Hot off the wires this morning is an announcement from the Weston Schools Superintendent Dr. Midge Connolly. Please see added communication from School Committee on next steps.
Dear Weston School Community,
After eight years and with wonderful memories, I write to let you know that I will be moving on at the end of the 2022-2023 school year. This was not a decision I came to lightly, but it is what is right for my family and me at this moment. Leaving a job that you care deeply about is never easy, but the time has come for me to pursue other professional opportunities and I am looking forward to what lies ahead.
What an exceptional eight years it has been working with educators, families, the School Committee, and an outstanding administrative team. The Weston school community is a strong one, it was before my arrival, and it will continue to be so long after I leave in no small part because of the amazing, talented professionals that work on behalf of the students. In addition, the family involvement and support that is part of the ethos of this district is remarkable. Between the PTO, BWMPO, WEEFC, SEPAC and Boosters, this is a school district that is championed by many stakeholders, and I am grateful to have been a part of it for the last many years.
I have learned much in my tenure in Weston and have met wonderful people. Thanks to all of you for your commitment and dedication, always keeping what is the most beneficial for all students at the center of our work together. I am appreciative of my time here in Weston and look forward to the next four months and beyond. Be well.
Dr. Midge Connolly
+++Message from School Committee+++
Dear Weston School Community,
On behalf of the Weston School Committee, we extend our deepest appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Midge Connolly for her years of service as superintendent. Dr. Connolly accomplished much during her tenure, ensuring that all students receive a “Weston Education” through elementary curriculum alignment; recruiting an awe-inspiring administrative council; implementing a robust district-wide program to help our outstanding faculty and staff better reach all students regardless of development or background; and leading our community through those most uncertain times during the pandemic.
In addition, Dr. Connolly has spearheaded new programs that will continue to improve our district outcomes, helping each child reach their full potential. She has been a strong supporter and partner with many of our town and school organizations. At the center of all of her work is her commitment to students, and we are forever grateful for her dedication to the WPS community.
Today the district posted the job opening and will accept submissions for the next two weeks. The School Committee will begin the process for identifying an interim superintendent at our next meeting on Monday, February 27, 2023. We look forward to communicating the process, timeline, and opportunities for community input in the coming weeks.
We wish Dr. Connolly the best as she starts this new chapter. Please take a moment to thank her for her contributions over the next few months.
Kenneth A. Newberg, Chair
Alyson Muzila, Vice Chair
Weston School Committee