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Melrose superintendent names interim administrators

Posted by Matt Byrne  August 1, 2012 01:00 PM

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Melrose Schools Superintendent Cyndy Taymore has appointed two interim principals while the district continues to search for permanent replacements.

At Melrose High School, Marianne Farrell will continue as acting principal for the 2012-2013 school year.

"She is obviously dedicated to Melrose, knows the strengths and needs of the high school, and has the best interest of our students and district at heart," Taymore wrote in the statement.

At the high school Taymore also appointed two interim assistant principals. Robert Savarino retired as an assistant principal for Melrose in 2010, and will reprise his role next school year.

He will be joined by current high school physical education and health teacher, Stephen Fogarty.

At the Winthrop Elementary School, Robert Arsenault of Newton will lead the school. Arsenault retired as a principal from Wilmington in 2009, and has served as interim principal twice since.

"I believe we have created a team of administrators and department heads that will help us continue to provide and grow a school culture where teaching and learning are at the core of all we do."

The replacements come after five administrators retired or found new jobs after Joseph Casey announced his own retirement as superintendent last year.

Matt Byrne can be reached at mbyrne.globe@gmail.com.

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