After seeing Newton North High School through the transition to a new building and leading the community through nine years of tragedies and triumphs, Principal Jennifer Price is leaving at the end of June to become superintendent in North Andover.
It is a move Price said she has been working toward in her career. “I have loved this school,” she said about North. “The reason I stayed as long as I did is because of that.”
Newton School Superintendent David Fleishman said he will meet with faculty on the Tuesday after vacation, and with the broader community right after that to formulate a plan to hire Price’s successor. He said the search will include internal and external candidates, and will move “as fast as possible while being thorough and inclusive.”
The final decision will be Fleishman’s, but he said staff, parents, and students will have a significant role in the hiring process, which he hopes to be completed by the end of June. “Jen put her heart and her soul into her job at Newton North, and for that we are grateful,” Fleishman said.
A Newton resident who has children in the public schools, Price said she is not planning on moving out of the city and looks forward to her children being students at North.
Ellen Ishkaniancan be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.