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School Committee Hires Dr. James Marini as Interim Superintendent

At their meeting on June 4, 2020, the Brookline School Committee unanimously voted to hire Dr. James Marini to serve as Interim Superintendent for the 2020-2021 school year.


Dr. Marini comes to Brookline with a wealth of experience in all facets of education. His experience - as a teacher, principal, administrator, superintendent, and mentor to new superintendents and principals - makes him uniquely qualified to join the Public Schools of Brookline and lead our school district during these unprecedented times.


Dr. Marini’s experience includes five years as Superintendent of Schools in Winchester. He spent a total of twenty-eight years in the Newton Public Schools as Interim Superintendent (one year), Assistant Superintendent for High Schools and Operations (three years), Principal of Newton North High School (nine years), Assistant Principal of Day Junior High School (seven years), and Math Teacher at Day Junior High School (eight years).  Dr. Marini also served as Interim Superintendent in North Andover for two years and as a middle school principal and associate principal in Concord, Massachusetts for five years. After retiring, Dr. Marini was a mentor to new superintendents enrolled in the DESE/Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents’ induction program, and since 2012 he has been a coach to school leaders and school-based leadership teams through Teachers 21.

Dr. Marini earned his Ph.D. at Boston College and his M.Ed. at Antioch Graduate School of Education.

While Dr. Marini officially starts his tenure in Brookline on July 1, he has already begun his work with our staff to ensure a successful transition.