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School Committee Votes to Hire Dr. James Marini as Interim Superintendent

The Interim Superintendent Preliminary Screening Committee recently announced their ananimous decision to recommend that the School Committee appoint Dr. James Marini to serve as Interim Superintendent for the 2020-2021 school year.

The School Committee met on Friday, May 22, to interview Dr. Marini. Following that successful interview, the full School Committee voted unanimously to hire Dr. Marini pending a successful contract negotiation and critical shortge waiver from DESE.

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.

We will continue to keep you informed as Dr. Marini's entry to Brookline is formailzed.


Helen Charlupski, Chair
Interim Superintendent Preliminary Screening Committee