Dear SPS Community:

I am very pleased to announce that, at the January 18th School Committee meeting, I recommended Mr. Todd Curtis for the position of Assistant Superintendent of the Sudbury Public Schools.  Mr. Curtis currently serves as Principal at the Floral Street School in Shrewsbury, a position he has held since 2006.  Prior to his work in Shrewsbury, Todd worked as Acting Principal in Hopkinton and as a Special Education Teacher in Brookline. 

During his time in Shrewsbury, Mr. Curtis has led the District’s development of a comprehensive Program Review process and the development of a district emergency response manual.  He also has implemented job-embedded professional development, including Learning Walks and instructional coaching and led the adoption of data based decision making, including school-based growth models, data analysis, and student work review, at Floral Street Elementary.   In addition to his school district experience Todd has served as an Adjunct Professor at Lesley University and as a Mental Health Counselor at Cambridge Health Alliance.  
Mr. Curtis is in the final stage of his doctoral work at Boston College and he will defend his dissertation in March 2012.  He holds a Master of Education degree with an emphasis in Special Education from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College.
We are very fortunate that Todd Curtis will be joining our team in Sudbury and we look forward to working with him to continue to “improve on excellence.”  Mr. Curtis will officially be welcomed to our community at the next School Committee meeting on February 1, 2012 and will begin his tenure with us on July 1, 2012.  During the next few weeks we will plan for transition and identify dates when Mr. Curtis will be in Sudbury to visit schools and begin his Entry to our district.
I would like to extend my appreciation, again, to all who served on the interview teams and to those who hosted school visits and held mini-forums with the three finalists.  The thoughtful feedback of all members of the interview process, including our students, was extremely helpful to me in this important decision. Participants in this process included the following:

Initial Interview Team:
Melissa Morabito (SEA, Vice President)
Bobbi Benson (Teacher, Nixon)
Heather Low (Teacher, Haynes)
Nicolai Adamsky (Teacher, Curtis)
Elizabeth Fidler (Special Educator, Nixon)
Janine Dailey (METCO Director)
Stephen Lambert (Principal, Curtis Middle School)
Debbie Dixson (Director of Special Education)
Ken Storlazzi, (Director of Human Resources)
Ellen Joachim (School Committee)
School Visit Team:
Annette Doyle (Principal, Noyes)
Michelle Archambault (Teacher, Noyes) and students
Nancy Iacobucci (Teacher, Noyes) and students
Jeffrey Dees (Principal, Loring)
Brad Jones (Teacher, Loring) and students
Sara Fischer (Teacher, Loring) and students
Marcie Howard (Teacher, Loring) and students
Donna Criswell (Technology)
Holly Estes (Science)
Betsy Grams (Wellness)
Christine Joyce (Mathematics)
Mary Tambor (Social Studies)
Kim Swain (Principal, Haynes – ELA)
Michael O’Brien (Director of Technology)
District Leadership:
Central Cabinet
School Committee Members