Superintendent Dr. Meg Mayo-Brown and incoming Superintendent Dr. Sara Ahern are excited to announce the new principals for Barnstable Intermediate School, Centerville Elementary School, and West Villages Elementary School.
Mr. Jason Conetta – Principal, Barnstable Intermediate School. Mr. Conetta joins us from East Middle School in Brockton.
Dr. Wendy Hesse – Principal, West Villages Elementary School. Dr. Hesse is the current Assistant Principal of Barnstable United Elementary School.
Ms. Kim White – Principal, Centerville Elementary School. Ms. White has spent her career as an educator in Barnstable and recently completed her principal apprenticeship with Principal Scheufele.
The comprehensive search process for each principal position included the following components:
- ● Posting of each position on local and national online career platforms
- ● Creating a leadership profile through stakeholder feedback and input
- ● Screening of applications by Human Resources for required qualifications
- ● Interviewing selected applicants by a representative committee of stakeholders, chaired
by Bill Cole, Director of Human Resources, resulting in the recommendation of finalists
Finalists participated in site visits to respective schools and attended community forums. BPS site visit teams were also sent to the current schools of each finalist. Feedback was collected from the site visits and community forums for the Finalist Interview Committee to consider. The Finalist Interview Committee, Dr. Ahern and Dr. Mayo-Brown interviewed all finalists, and reviewed feedback submitted from staff and families.
Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Mr. Conetta, Dr. Hesse and Ms. White to their new positions in BPS as they begin their assignments on July 1, 2022.