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Woodbridge Superintendent On Medical Leave While Search For New Principal Is Under Way

Woodbridge Superintendent On Medical Leave While Search For New Principal Is Under Way

Woodbridge School Supt. Robert Gilbert is out on medical leave this fall.  Filling in for him in an interim capacity is Director of Special Services Cheryl Mammen.

In an email to the Beecher Road School community Gilbert wrote that the Board of Education, in a special meeting on September 27, granted him medical leave starting on or about October 9 until approximately December 1.  He wrote he would be undergoing cardiac surgery and that his doctors anticipate a full and successful recovery.

Board of Education Chairman Steven Fleischman in an email last week said Mr. Gilbert’s procedure was a success, and his recovery is going well and on schedule.

Meanwhile the school is also launching a search for a new principal.  The public is invited to participate in focus groups on the qualities, experiences, and characteristics desired in a new leader.  These focus groups meet on Wednesday, November 13, in the South Assembly Room at Beecher Road School, 4-7p.m.

A survey is being conducted to allow all stakeholders input into the principal search.  It is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BeecherPrincipal until November 15.

The current principal, Analisa Sherman, and assistant principal, Doreen Merrill, also serve in an interim capacity until a new principal has been appointed.  Fleischman said he expects the new principal to be in place by July 2020.

By Bettina Thiel – Woodbridge Town News Correspondent

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