Ritchie will be high school’s interim principal

Superintendent Paul Stein has appointed John Ritchie to serve as interim principal of Wayland High School for next school year. Patrick Tutwiler recently resigned as principal to take a position in Brighton. Stein said the school district will set up a hiring committee in the fall to search for a permanent replacement. Ritchie, who retired from his career as a full-time educator in 2009, has served in interim roles for several school systems, including as headmaster at Brookline High School in 2011-12. He also was the principal at Winchester High School for seven years, and superintendent/principal at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High for 13, Stein said in announcing Ritchie’s appointment last week.