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Wellesley superintendent heads to Rashi School

Posted by Erica Noonan, Globe West May 3, 2007 09:44 AM


Wellesley Superintendent of schools Matthew King has accepted the position of head of school at The Rashi School in Newton.

He was chosen unanimously by Rashi's Board of Trustees, said board president Cynthia Janower. King spent 11 years a the top school official in Wellesley before announcing plans to step down this year, and worked also as a superintendent and principal in Lincoln-Sudbury and Carlisle.

``Dr. King has been recognized for leading each of these high-performing schools to new heights,'' Janower said in a statement. We are delighted that he will be bringing his talents as a leader, educator, thinker and collaborator to Rashi.''

Rashi is in the midst of a $30 million capital campaign to build a permanent campus in Dedham, which includes a partnership with Hebrew SeniorLife for multi-generational programming.

Rashi, a Reform Jewish day school, was founded in 1986 and enrolls 300 girls and boys in grades K-8.

-- Erica Noonan

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