Superintendent search committee selects finalists

A search committee last week put forward the names of three finalists to be the next school superintendent, including two administrators from Southeastern Massachusetts and one from Washington, D.C. School Committee Chairman Emmanuel Mecha said in an interview that interviews with the three could take place as soon as the week of Feb 24. Mecha said a great attempt had been made to involve the community in the search and to take politics out of the process. At a meeting announcing the finalists, Mecha called the process “just the beginning of new and renewed interest in Randolph schools.” The finalists are Thomas Anderson, an instructional superintendent, in the District of Columbia public schools; Richard Medeiros, who has been superintendent of schools in Somerset for eight years; and Janice Rotella, who is director of curriculum and instruction in Wareham. Medeiros and Rotella were also recently named as finalists for the Freetown-Lakeville superintendent’s job.