Wareham superintendent withdraws from Stoneham search
Wareham Superintendent Kimberly Shaver-Hood has withdrawn her name from consideration in the search for a Stoneham superintendent.
Shaver-Hood announced her decision at the end of Wednesday night's school committee meeting. "On further reflection, there's no place I'd rather be than Wareham," she said. "We are making progress. I'm very confident that with all the incredible people we have with us, we'll be successful."
Shaver-Hood was a finalist for the Stoneham position until she withdrew her name. She was also a semi-finalist in Franklin's superintendent search earlier this year, but was passed over when finalists were announced.
Committee member Mary Morgan weighed in on the announcement after the meeting. "I know she means well, but I'm not sure she understands the needs of Wareham students," she explained. "She did bring the International Baccalaureate in, but we have options already for students who are going to college. I feel we need more focus on the students who aren't going to go to college. Vocations are a perfectly valid option, and we need more opportunities for those students."
Shaver-Hood was hired at Wareham three years ago, following the departure of former Superintendent Barry Rabinovitch. Before beginning at Wareham, she was the Superintendent of the Blackstone-Millville Regional District.