At the School Committee meeting on April 12, Superintendent Bott recommended to the committee that they consider naming Co-Director of Special Education Casey Ngo-Miller to be the Interim Deputy Superintendent of Student Services. By state statute, the School Committee is the hiring body of the Deputy Superintendent making it their responsibility to name an interim director. Following the superintendent’s suggestion, the School Committee will consider Ms. Ngo-Miller’s appointment at its next meeting on April 26 after the committee and the Special Education Parent Advisory Council are both able to have public meetings where they will meet with and interview Ms. Ngo-Miller.
On April 11th, Superintendent Bott announced to staff the resignation of Deputy Superintendent of Student Services Sam Zimmerman who has accepted a position with the New York State Department of Education. In his new role, Mr. Zimmerman will be providing support to all school districts in New York state. Mr. Zimmerman’s resignation is effective April 27th.
The School Committee and Brookline’s Special Education Parents Advisory Council(SEPAC), have set three public interview sessions for Ms. Ngo-Miller. Those who attend a public interview will be able to provide input to SEPAC and the School Committee. These meetings are scheduled as follows:
- Monday April 23 8:15 a.m – 8:45 a.m. Hosted by the School Committee; Town Hall, 5th Floor, School Committee Room
Monday April 23 9:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m. Hosted by SEPAC to seek input from the public; Brookline High School, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Room
Tuesday April 24 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Hosted by SEPAC to seek input from the public; Runkle School, Martin Sleeper Library
- Thursday, April 26 – School Committee Meeting. School Committee scheduled includes a discussion and possible vote on Ms. Ngo-Miller’s appointment
Ms. Ngo-Miller will also meet with principals and curriculum coordinators who will provide input to the School Committee prior to the April 26 School Committee.
Based on the superintendent’s recommendation, the School Committee will consider appointing an interim deputy superintendent prior to Mr. Zimmerman’s departure. The School Committee and superintendent agreed on the necessity of not having a gap in the leadership of the Office of Student Services because of the importance the deputy superintendent plays in the education of Brookline students and the support of families. The School Committee will consider naming Ms. Ngo-Miller to be interim through the 2018-19 school year because of the challenges of running a full search for a deputy superintendent during the summer.
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