Dear Hunnewell,

Despite our denial that our beloved T is retiring, I want to update you on where we are in the process of hiring a new Health and Fitness teacher for Hunnewell. First and foremost, Toni has graciously agreed to serve on the hiring committee with our own Anna McGrath and Katie Dexter. Joanne Grant, K-12 Director for H & F has coordinated the search with me and invited Kristen Walsh and Chrstina Gerst, H & F teachers at Upham and Fiske, respectively, and John Griffith, H & F teacher and three-sport coach at WHS to also serve on the committee. It has been a great pleasure to meet Kristen, Christina, and John and I am proud to serve on a team that is eqally committed to finding the best person for this role. I am thankful that whomever we hire will have the support of our own school community, and also the expertise of dynamic and skilled Health and Fitness teachers across the district.

We spent three afternoons this past week interviewing five candidates and we are interviewing a sixth candidate on Monday. At this point, we are planning to invite three candidates to teach a 30 minute class on Wednesday and Thursday of next week. The team will then consider the interview, the observation, and the candidate’s references. Hopefully by the end of next week, we will make a recommendation for hire to the Human Resource Department for a final review.

I look forward to sharing that name with you as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Ellen

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