Secondary Principal Finalists

This is an update on our search process for a new secondary level principal. After reviewing 16 applications and interviewing 5 candidates, the 12 member search committee selected two finalists. The finalists' schools will be visited this week by members of the committee and the candidates will spend a day each visiting with us next Wednesday and Thursday.

The candidate visiting GFMS/TFHS on Wednesday, April 10 is Paul Goodhind. Mr. Goodhind has been an educator for 30 years and has been an administrator for 20 of these. He is currently serving in his fourth year as principal of Mosier Elementary School in South Hadley. Prior to that he was principal of Bolyston Elementary School and prior to that as principal of Mahar Regional School. Mr. Goodhind holds a bachelors degree from Westfield State, and a masters from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Joanne Menard will visit on Thursday, April 11. Ms. Menard has been the principal of Petersham Center School for the past four years. Prior to that she was an instructional coach in Medway, a middle school science teacher in Spencer-East Brookfield, in addition to holding other teaching and private sector positions. Ms. Menard has a bachelors degree from Ohio State University, a masters from Anna Maria College, and she is working on a doctorate at the University of Hartford.

There will be a public meet and greet in the GFMS/TFHS theater from 4-5 pm next Wednesday for Mr. Goodhind and next Thursday for Ms. Menard. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to come out and meet our finalists.

Michael Sullivan, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Gill-Montague Regional School District