WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Public Schools recently embarked upon a search for a new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Staff Development in to order to replace Mr. Sean Gallagher, who will be moving on from the district at the end of the current school year.
This process included the initial work of an eleven member screening committee who reviewed almost 50 applicants, conducted screening interviews and then identified three (3) semi-finalists to advance for further consideration.
Following additional interviews and reference checks, Superintendent-elect Dr. Glenn Brand announced on June 3, 2018, the Wilmington School Committee accepted his recommendation to appoint Dr. Brian Reagan as the next Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Staff Development pending successful contract negotiations.
Dr. Reagan has almost 25 years of experience in public education with almost 18 years serving in a variety of educational leadership roles. He began his school leadership experience as the assistant principal at Bedford High School in Bedford, Massachusetts. Following his tenure in Bedford, he assumed the principal role in the Shrewsbury Public Schools as the high school principal. Most recently, for the past seven years, Dr. Reagan has served as the principal of Hudson High School in Hudson, Massachusetts.
Both current and former supervisors describe Dr. Reagan as a leader who is highly professional, a dedicated team player and someone who possesses exceptional interpersonal skills which have led to his accomplishments as a notable team builder and community engager. It also became clear through the interview process that Dr. Reagan is widely respected by his peers, his staff and the families he serves, who described him as approachable, accessible, student-centered and a leader who is fair and honest.
Dr. Reagan has a deep, broad and coherent understanding of contemporary issues related to curriculum, instruction and teaching and learning. Dr. Reagan has extensive involvement in the wider educational community throughout Massachusetts. The work has included service with the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association (MSSAA) where he served on the high school, legislative, and educational policy committees. He has also been very active in leading professional development for the staff in his school and district around such topics that have included understanding the roles and responsibilities in special education service delivery, academic rigor, and 21st Century Education related topics.
Dr. Reagan holds degrees from Northeastern University (Ed.D.), University of Massachusetts – Boston (M.Ed.), and Boston University (B.A.).
Dr. Brand thanked the members of the screening committee that included: Kristen Walsh (Director, Boutwell Early Childhood Center); Marie Cahalane (Guidance Counselor, CTL, Wilmington High School); Bob Mauirello (Grade 3 Teacher, Shawsheen Elementary School); Jen Fidler (Art Teacher, CTL, Wilmington High School); Sue MacDonald (ESE Teacher, CTL, District); Christine McMenimen (Principal, North Intermediate School); Linda Peters (Principal, Wilmington High School); Jeannette Quirk (Assistant Principal, Wilmington Middle School); Sheree Emmons (Special Education Teacher, Woburn St. School); Christine Murray (Coordinator of Behavioral Health and Social Emotional Support); and Lisa Federici (Health Teacher, Professional Development Committee Co-Chair, Wilmington Middle School).
In addition, Dr. Brand also thanked Ken Storlazzi (Director of Human Resources), Alice Brown-Legrand (Director of Student Support Services), and Paul Ruggiero, Interim Superintendent of Schools, for assisting in the search process.
(NOTE: The above press release is from Wilmington Public Schools.)
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