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Superintendent Search Update
Posted on 12/20/2023

Superintendent Search Update

February 13, 2024

Last night, February 12th, the School Committee unanimously voted to hire Allison Borchers as  the next Superintendent of the Westborough Public Schools. Pending contract negotiations, Ms. Borchers will start on July 1, 2024. 


February 9, 2024

On Monday, February 12th the Westborough School Committee will meet to deliberate on and determine their choice for the Superintendent of Schools.  This meeting will be held at 6:00 pm  at the Forbes Building in the Great Hall.  This meeting is open to the public and will be available for live streaming.


February 6, 2024

The School Committee will hold final interviews of the candidates on Wednesday, February 7th in the Memorial Hall at Westborough Town Hall Building.  This meeting is open to the public and will also be live streaming for those who wish to attend but cannot come in person.  The interview schedule will be:

5:30 pm  - Brian Callaghan

6:30 pm - Kristin DeFrancisco

7:30 pm - Allison Borchers


February 2, 2024

We are very excited to announce our three Superintendent finalists and invite you to meet them this coming Monday night, February 5th. The finalists will spend the day visiting our schools. Then the entire Westborough community is invited to a public forum from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Mill Pond School Auditorium. At the forum, each candidate will have a 30-40 minute time block to answer predetermined questions obtained through a community survey.  Westborough TV will also be live streaming and recording the event for those who can not come in person. 


Please give your feedback on the candidates via  this short survey.  Please note that the survey will close at midnight Tuesday February 6th inorder to allow the School Committee ample time to review your comments.


Here are short bios of the three finalists:


Allison Borchers, Assistant Superintendent, Westwood Public Schools, Westwood, MA. Ms. Borchers has served in this role since 2017. Prior to that, she held positions as a Middle School Principal, Assistant Principal and grade eight classroom teacher in Westwood, Massachusetts. She earned a Masters of Education from Lesley University and her Administrative License through a program at Boston University.


Brian Callaghan, Principal, Westborough High School, Westborough, MA. Mr. Callaghan has been with Westborough Public Schools since 2000 and has held his current role since 2013. He has also served as Assistant Principal and Director of Athletics for the District. Before accepting a job with Westborough Public Schools, Mr. Callaghan was a social studies teacher in West Boylston. He earned his Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Cambridge College. 


Kristin DeFrancisco, Assistant Superintendent, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, Groton and Dunstable, MA. Ms. DeFrancisco has been in her current position since 2020. Her previous experience includes roles in the Arlington Public Schools serving as the Principal of an Elementary School and the first Principal of a new Sixth Grade School. Additionally, Ms. DeFrancisco was both an elementary school and middle school teacher in Arlington. She earned her Masters of Education Degree from Regis College and is enrolled in a doctorate program at Rivier University. 








January 22, 2024

The Westborough School Committee is excited to share with you some important updates about the Superintendent search.  This update contains important information about the timeline and process for hiring our new Superintendent.

 

Wed - January 17

Superintendent search committee reviews applications and determines semi-finalist candidates for first round interviews.

Tues/Wed - January 30 - 31

First round interviews conducted by the search committee. Final candidates will be recommended for the School Committee’s consideration.

Mon - February 5

8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Finalists visit the district for school tours and meetings.


6:00 pm: Public Forum at Mill Pond School Auditorium to answer questions from the community.


Note: Questions for finalists will be collected ahead of time. If you are interested in submitting a question for the finalist candidates, click HERE.

Wed - February 7

School Committee will interview each finalist in an open meeting at the Memorial Hall in the Town Hall Wednesday evening, times TBD

 

All final candidate forums and School Committee interviews will be live streamed by Westborough TV and open to the public. 

 

The School Committee hopes to have a candidate chosen and hired by February break if possible, or during the break.


Please continue to check here for ongoing updates.  Any questions or concerns can be directed to the school committee at [email protected].
 

 


 

December 20, 2023

Superintendent Search for Westborough Public Schools

The School Committee of Westborough, MA, invites qualified, exceptional,

and innovative candidates to apply for the position of Superintendent of Schools. 

Updates on the Superintendent search are included below as well as a link for candidates to apply.


A Personal Note from the Superintendent - 12.8.23


Superintendent Search Update - 12.19.23


Superintendent Job Posting - open until January 15, 2024