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Marice Edouard-Vincent named new Medford superintendent

Marice Edouard-Vincent

Medford has chosen a Boston school administrator to become the next leader of the district’s schools.

The School Committee on Monday, May 7, voted unanimously to name Marice Edouard-Vincent as school superintendent, effective July 1. The appointment of Edouard-Vincent, currently an instructional superintendent in the Boston public schools, was subject to her reaching contract terms with the city.

Edouard-Vincent, who grew up in Medford and now lives in Hyde Park, was among two remaining finalists to succeed Roy Belson, who is retiring June 30 after 24 years. The other finalist was Thomas Martellone, principal of Fiske Elementary School in Lexington.

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“When we visited Boston, I realized Dr. Edouard-Vincent has a grasp on so many issues,” Mayor Stephanie M. Burke, who chairs the School Committee, said at the meeting. “Everyone in the schools she worked in had something amazing to say about her. . . . I feel she will provide a safe environment for our students, as well as, get to the root of issues.”

John Laidler can be reached at john.laidler@globe.com.