The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 2, 2006


Finalists for SPED Director position selected

A key administrative position at the Carlisle Public School may be on the verge of being filled. The two finalists for the position of Director of Student Support Services are William Rokicki and Karen Slack. Both candidates have served as principals as well as directors of student support services.

Rokicki is currently the Director of Student Services in Falmouth. Previously he was employed by the Provincetown School System for eight years, first as the Director of Student Services and then as Principal of the Provincetown Elementary School. Earlier in his career he worked in Nantucket and Winthrop. He received his bachelor's degree from Duke University and his master's from Lesley University.

Slack serves as Director of Student Services for the Greenfield Public Schools. She has been in the Greenfield School system for almost 20 years, starting out as a special education teacher. She then served as the Principal of the North Parish Elementary School, and for the past four years has been Director of Student Services for the district. Slack received her bachelor's degree from Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania and her master's from Keene State.

On Tuesday Carlisle Superintendent Marie Doyle sent a letter to parents announcing two dates for parents to meet the two finalists. Those dates were Thursday, June 1, at 2:15 p.m. and Friday, June 2, at 9:30 a.m., both in the Corey Dining Room. The results of those meetings will be published in the Mosquito. Doyle noted that a committee that included both parents and teachers had conducted several interviews before inviting back two candidates.

The director position, which oversees special education, had been held for 13 years by Linda Stapp, who resigned in April to take a position with the Winchester School District. Stapp will remain with the Carlisle School through June.

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