Randolph taps Thomas Anderson to head its schools


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After a four-month search, the Randolph School Committee has selected a Washington D.C., assistant superintendent described as “talented and vibrant” to be the fourth person in six years to head the town’s public schools.

Many are excited about the selection of Thomas Anderson, 43. They say he has the right background to address the needs of the school district, which has been identified as “underperforming” by the state since 2006 and serves a diverse community.

Some in Randolph are upset about the selection process, however, and say the district and its 3,000 students have seen too many changes in leadership in recent years. They say the district would have been better served by a more experienced candidate or by sticking with interim superintendent Steven Moore, who has been with the school system for eight years and who did not make the list of three finalists.

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