The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Mary Skipper

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week”

This week’s honors go out to the new Superintendent of Schools, Mary Skipper

Members of the press were cordially invited to meet and visit with Somerville’s new Superintendent of Schools, Mary Skipper this past Monday morning, July 6th.

Mrs. Skipper began her new position in Somerville on Monday. She comes to Somerville following an extensive and highly successful career in the Boston Public Schools, including serving as the founding Headmaster and Chief Education Officer of BPS’ Tech Boston Academy and, most recently, as Network Superintendent of High Schools for BPS. She succeeds Tony Pierantozzi, who retired effective July 5, 2015 after 10 years as Somerville’s Superintendent of Schools.

The Somerville School Committee unanimously voted in December 2014 to hire Mrs. Skipper as Somerville’s next Superintendent, following a national search and a process that included extensive community input. In announcing the School Committee’s selection of Mrs. Skipper as Somerville’s next Superintendent of Schools, School Committee member Paul Bockelman, who chaired the Superintendent Selection Committee, stated “Mary Skipper is an outstanding leader who will be committed to Somerville and who will challenge and inspire us all in our work.”

Superintendent of Schools, Mary Skipper we, the residents of the City of Somerville put our complete trust and confidence in your ability to watch over our school system and more important to watch over our children. We applaud you for your accomplishments and you come very well recommended with a fantastic resume and outstanding qualifications.

We welcome you and wish you all the best in your new position as Somerville’s Superintendent of Schools.

We here at the Somerville News Weekly salute you for everything that you do to make Somerville a better place.


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