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Sellers' market for superintendents prompts Marlborough to look inward

Posted by Ralph Ranalli April 16, 2008 07:07 AM


Mary Carlson, who has been serving and Marlborough's interim superintendent and high school principal since January, has been appointed superintendent of schools for a two-year term beginning July 1.

Carlson has been interim superintendent since January, when her predecessor, Barbara McGann, unexpectedly resigned. Mayor Nancy Stevens cited a sellers' market for superintendents as one reason for the move.

"Currently, 48 school superintendent searches are underway in the commonwealth, which results in a particularly competitive climate, making it difficult to find qualified candidates," Stevens said in a press release. "We had only to look internally to find a great and wonderfully qualified administrator."

Carlson is a 1970 graduate of Marlborough High School and has a master's degree in Education Leadership from Framingham State College. She has worked in the Marlborough school district since 1975, serving as Marlborough High School's principal for the last seven years.

The School Committee will launch a search in June 2009 to find Carlson's successor, the mayor said.

-- Lisa Kocian

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