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Assistant Superintendent Hiring Process Update


Dear Belmont Public Schools Community,

I write to update you on our ongoing efforts to hire a permanent Assistant Superintendent.

As you know from my previous correspondence, we have been going through a hiring process for an Assistant Superintendent for BPS.

This week, we conducted the third and final step in our process: A Staff/Parent-Guardian interview and a School Committee interview. This step took place at a hybrid School Committee on Tuesday, January 16. The format of each interview included a brief introduction, an opening presentation by the candidates, and a public Q&A session.  Each candidate spent 45-60 minutes responding. School Committee members asked questions of each candidate, followed by a public forum where members of the larger Belmont Public Schools community – BPS Educators, Parents/Guardians, and Community members – asked questions as well.

For those BPS stakeholders who could not attend the public interviews, a video copy of the interviews is available at:

Assistant Superintendent Public Interviews

To provide feedback for this hiring decision, there is an online feedback for each candidate:

Tricia Clifford, Assistant Superintendent for the Bedford Public Schools:

Tricia Clifford Feedback Form

Lucia Sullivan, current Interim Assistant Superintendent for the Belmont Public Schools:

Lucia Sullivan Feedback Form

These forms will remain open through Sunday, January 21, 2024, which will allow us to consider as many perspectives as possible.

I hope that BPS stakeholders will have found some way of participating in the interview rounds – in-person or synchronously on Tuesday night, or asynchronously between now and Sunday. These are important opportunities to be heard and to provide feedback that will inform our final hiring decision. I value your feedback and will consider it in full.

We expect to make a final decision next week, in line with the timeline we provided to the public in November, 2023. I will continue to update the community as our process continues.

Respectfully,

Dr. Jill Geiser, Superintendent
Belmont Public Schools