She’s In, Somerville’s New School Superintendent, Mary Skipper


By William Tauro

This past Monday, December 22nd at Somerville City Hall, the School Committee voted to finalize the contract with the new Superintendent, Mary Skipper.

There was a ceremonial signing of the contract with Mrs. Skipper who had her entire family present.

Above photo: Mary Skipper as Principal of TechBoston pictured here with President Barack Obama: UELP 2007 cohort member Mary Skipper and co-founder/principal of TechBoston, a technology-focused charter school, welcomed a very special guest. Recently, President Obama along with Melinda Gates and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited the school which has become one of the top preforming schools within the area, despite neighboring failing schools. Skipper’s leadership skills have created a learning community which seeks to integrate technology into its curriculum to better support the leaders for tomorrow.

Photo credits: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

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