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Wanted: new Swampscott principal

The Town Meeting convenes tonight at 7:15 at Swampscott High School. (File Photo)

By GAYLA CAWLEY 

SWAMPSCOTT— Following the resignation of Edward Rozmiarek on Dec. 16, Swampscott Superintendent Pamela Angelakis is looking for a new high school principal with a job listing for the position has been posted on the school website.

The job listing was posted on the Swampscott School District website on Monday, Dec. 21. and applicants must submit their applications by January 29, 2016.

Maureen Caron, executive assistant to the Superintendent, said the job listing will also be posted with the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents website.

According to the listing, applicants must submit a letter of interest, current resume, educational transcripts, three recent letters of recommendation and evidence of a Massachusetts certification to [email protected]

According to the job description, the school district is “seeking a strong, innovative, dynamic, collaborative high school principal to join our leadership team.”

“The principal will be responsible for the leadership and day to day management of a high performing college preparatory suburban high school serving [over] 700 students in grades 9 to 12,” according to the listing.

“The principal will provide instructional, structural and cultural leadership in the continuation of the high school renewal agenda focused on redesigning the conditions of the high school to meet the needs of all students through increased academic rigor, curricular relevance and interpersonal relationships between and amongst students and adults,” the listing continued.

Requirements for the position include a master’s degree or above in educational administration or a related field, successful experience as a classroom teacher and at least three years of effective and progressively responsible experience in educational administration and school leadership.

An additional requirement is demonstrated effective use of instructional and administrative technologies to include student management systems, with Aspen experience preferred.

School Committee Chairwoman Carin Marshall said Angelakis is in charge of appointing and hiring a new high school principal. She said her understanding is that a search committee is being formed to find the right candidate.

Marshall said the school committee does not have to approve the person Angelakis hires as principal.

“It’s totally within the superintendent’s realm,” Marshall said.

Angelakis said she is currently working on outlining the process for hiring a new principal, which includes figuring out a target date of hire.

Rozmiarek resigned following conduct Angelakis “deemed inappropriate through his school issued computers.” In a third letter sent home to parents on Wednesday, Dec. 16, Angelakis said she had accepted Rozmiarek’s resignation, effective immediately.

In the letter, Angelakis said none of the allegations against Rozmiarek “to this point ever involved any Swampscott students or any other Swampscott School District employees or officials.”

Angelakis has declined to provide further information for various legal reasons and it still remains unclear as to what the inappropriate conduct entailed.

Rozmiarek was hired as principal of Swampscott High School in May 2013 and started July 1. He had previously served as Lowell High School Headmaster and assistant principal at North Reading High School.

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