Shawsheen Tech’s Next Superintendent Expected To Be Selected On Wednesday Night

BILLERICA, MA — The Shawsheen Tech School Committee is scheduled to meet this Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 7:30pm.

According to the meeting’s agenda, the Committee is expected to discuss and vote on its next Superintendent.

Due to the Governor’s orders that limit large gatherings, the public cannot attend the meeting, but can watch it live on Wilmington Community Television or

The Committee was originally scheduled to make their selection on Monday, March 16, 2020 and then again on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, but these meetings were postponed due to COVID-19.

The Committee conducted interviews of its four Superintendent search finalists on Monday, February 24, 2020 and Wednesday, February 26, 2020 in the school’s library.

The four finalists include:

  • Dr. Susan Kustka, former Assistant Superintendent for Administration & Personnel at Weymouth Public Schools
  • Mrs. Jenna Lesko, Assistant Principal of Supervision & Professional Development at Shawsheen Tech
  • Mr. Thomas Aubin, former Superintendent-Director of Diman Regional Technical High School in Fall River
  • Dr. Kelly Fay, Coordinator of Curriculum & Staff Development at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School

Watch the interviews, courtesy of Burlington’s BCAT, below:

The search’s Screening Committee received 12  applications. 6 of the 12 applicants were selected for interviews. 1 of the 6 dropped out of the search. After interviews, the Screening Committee named Aubin, Fay, Kutska and Lesko as finalists.

Parents and other interested stakeholders had the opportunity to meet with each candidate in the school’s Conference Room back in early and mid February.

Interim Superintendent Melanie Hagman did not apply for the permanent job. Hagman took over for former Superintendent Tim Broadrick, who resigned in March 2019 to become Superintendent at Prospect Mountain High School in Alton, New Hampshire.

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