Carlisle School superintendent, CCHS principal finalists chosen, 

to meet with public before final interviews next week

by Betsy Fell, updated 3/23/16

The Carlisle School and Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) will host finalists next week for the positions of superintendent and principal, respectively. Carlisle Superintendent Joan Wickman and CCHS Principal Peter Badalament are both leaving their jobs at the end of June. 

Carlisle School finalists 

The finalists for the Carlisle superintendent position are Thomas Martellone, principal of Fiske Elementary School in Lexington, and James O'Shea, principal of the Bromfield School (grades 6-12) in Harvard, Massachusetts. The names were announced at the Carlisle School Committee meeting on March 23. The two candidates will visit Carlisle on March 28, 29 and 31 with the following schedule:

On Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29 a candidate will visit with the public each day at 3:05 p.m. 

On Thursday, March 31:

• A candidate will meet with the public from 5:30 to 6 p.m. in the Community Room.

• The candidate will interview with Carlisle School Committee (CSC) from 6 to 7 p.m., also in the Community Room. 

• Break for band concert 7 to 7:45 p.m.

• The second finalist will meet with the public from 7:45 to 8:15 p.m.

• The candidate will interview with the CSC from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m.

• CSC deliberation begins at 9:15 p.m.

Mastrullo, Millington CCHS finalists, to meet with public March 29

The two finalists being considered for the post of CCHS principal are Michael Mastrullo, principal of Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, and Layne Millington, principal of the Marblehead High School. They will meet with members of the community during a forum on Tuesday, March 29 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the CCHS Library/Learning Commons. CCHS Superintendent Diana Rigby invites the public to send her feedback after the forum. 

At the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee meeting on March 22, Rigby summarized the search process, noting that 29 applications were received. Director of Human Resources Kelly McCausland led a search committee with close to 20 members, including school administrators, teachers and staff as well as students and parents. The committee interviewed eight candidates, from which three semi-finalists were invited back for a second interview with Rigby. The two finalists were chosen after reference checks and school visits. ∆