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Wellesley High Principal contest: Insider Chisum vs. Outsider Connolly

Andrew Keough principal parking space wellesley high Wellesley High School Assistant Principal Jamie Chisum and Newton North High School Vice Principal Marguerite “Midge” Connolly are the two finalists for the job as Wellesley High School principal, and you’ll have a chance to meet/grill them this week.

You can find their resumes and job application letters at the Wellesley High School Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) website.

Connolly, a vice principal at Newton North since 2012, will be at the Wellesley High auditorium from 8:45-9:45am Tuesday, May 6. Chisum will be there 8:45-9:45am on Thursday, May 8.

Chisum has been with the Wellesley Public School System since 1999, initially as an English teacher and later as interim head of the Middle School. It was widely expected in Wellesley that Chisum, who has been working on his doctorate in education at BC, would be a candidate.

One interesting twist: This marks the 2nd time Chisum goes head-to-head with a Newton North High School administrator for a principal’s job. He lost out to Deborah Holman, then a Newton North vice principal, for the Headmaster’s title at Brookline High School in 2012.

The Wellesley School System is hoping to make a decision by May 16.

Wellesley High School principal Andrew Keough last month announced that he’d beĀ leaving to become superintendent of schools in Easton, Mass.

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