WILMINGTON, MA — Joanne Benton passed away on Tuesday night. Benton served as Wilmington Public Schools’ Assistant School Superintendent (2004-2007), Superintendent (2007-2014), and Interim Superintendent (October 2016-March 2017). She dedicated more than a decade of her life, including her final months, to the children of Wilmington.
Due to the abrupt nature of her health-related resignation last month, she was unable to publicly say “goodbye” to Wilmington in the way she would have wanted.
The fine folks at Wilmington Community Television scoured their archives on Thursday and found Superintendent Benton’s Farewell Address from (what was thought to be) her final School Committee Meeting back in June 2014.
Her words stand the test of time.
Watch the 5-minute video below:
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