Tonight, with a unanimous vote, the School Committee approved Andrew Bott as the new Superintendent of the Public Schools of Brookline pending successful contract negotiations.
The School Committee had three highly qualified candidates to choose from. Though they brought varying experiences from various types of districts, they respectively had strengths and qualities that would greatly benefit the Public Schools of Brookline. The School Committee considers itself fortunate to have the opportunity to make this difficult choice among such candidates.
Andrew Bott is an inspiring leader who will build a great future for the Public Schools of Brookline. He brings 14 years as a principal in Boston and in Brookline and has proven himself as an intelligent, creative problem solver who has faced daunting challenges and produced remarkable sustained results for schools and students. As evidenced in feedback from the Finalist Review Committee, the general public, and the Lincoln School community, Mr. Bott engages, partners, and communicates effectively with parents, community members, and educators. In addition, as demonstrated in his early work with Lincoln School, he is committed to educational equity and has a track record of recruiting and retaining high quality educators of color.
The School Committee is excited to support and work with Andrew Bott as the new Superintendent of the Public Schools of Brookline.