The Wellesley School Committee has released the list of 3 finalists for the Wellesley Public School Superintendent’s job: Gerald Hill, David Lussier and Judith Paolucci. A final decision on the Bella Wong’s replacement is expected by early May (she announced plans to resign in November).
Each candidate will spend a day in Wellesley meeting with groups of staff, students, parents and town government reps. At night, the School Committee will conduct a public interview of the candidate at 630-715pm, followed by a public forum from 730-830pm (Dates: Poalucci, April 24; Hill, April 26; Lussier, April 30). Residents are invited to attend the interviews/forum and watch on cable TV.
Hill has served as a superintendent for the past 16 years, currently for Glenview School District 34 all the way out in Glenville, Ill. He began his career as an elementary school teacher.
Lussier is executive director of the Office of Educator Quality for the Austin Texas Independent School District. Previously, he was director of Domestic Policy in the White House, and served in other public policy positions. He’s also a former Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. He has degrees from UMass, Boston University and Harvard.
Paolucci is Superintendent of the Yarmouth Maine School Department. In the past, she was assistant superintendent in Narragansett, RI. She has degrees from Brown and two other Rhode Island schools, and started as a high school science teacher and as an engineer.