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Lynn School Committee agrees to 3-year contract with new superintendent

The new Lynn superintendent Dr. Patrick Tutwiler. (File Photo | Owen O'Rourke)

LYNN — The School Committee and the city’s new superintendent Dr. Patrick Tutwiler agreed to a three-year contract on Thursday night.

Under the terms of the deal, Tutwiler will earn a $207,000 salary for the first school year, with a $3,000 discretionary bonus at the discretion of the School Committee, followed by a fixed rate of $210,000 for the second and third years of the contract.

The School Committee unanimously selected Tutwiler as the city’s next superintendent last month after an extensive search.

Tutwiler, a Chicago native and Andover resident, has been deputy superintendent of the Lynn Public Schools for three years.

He is replacing retiring Superintendent Dr. Catherine C. Latham. His expected start date is Aug. 1.

Tutwiler previously spent two years as headmaster of Brighton High School and six years as principal of Wayland High School. His 18-year career in teaching and administration began in 2000 with a four-year stint as a history teacher in Brighton.

Tutwiler grew up in Champaign, Ill., and lived in Texas for five years while his mother earned a doctorate from the University of Texas. He spent his high school years in St. Paul, Minn.

He settled in Massachusetts for college, first earning his bachelor’s degree at College of the Holy Cross, where he played basketball, then a master’s in education from Harvard University. He has a doctorate in philosophy in curriculum and instruction from Boston College.

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