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Newton School Committee praises superintendent in annual review

Posted by Evan Allen  August 13, 2013 04:23 PM

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Newton Superintendent David Fleishman got high marks from the School Committee Tuesday morning, when it voted to approve a glowing evaluation of his leadership over the last year.

“David has done an excellent job leading a large school system with a community that has high expectations,” said committee vice-chair Matt Hills in an interview Tuesday afternoon. “He has provided terrific leadership both educationally, as well as as a manager of the organization. And he has established a lot of credibility with the broader community.”

Seven members voted to approve the evaluation, said Hills, and one member abstained.

The evaluation gave Fleishman, who started in the district in 2010, “an A+” in communication and engagement with the community, credited him with building excellent educational and management teams, and praised him for keeping the district’s financial house in order.

Fleishman is currently in the first year of a four-year contract with the district.

“I am really fortunate to work with a terrific team,” said Fleishman. “I enjoy the work, and I work with a lot of people who are very capable and work to make the system better and to make me better.”

A draft of the evaluation can be viewed here.

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com

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