MARCH 1, 2018 WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 5 Search is on for new Essex Tech superintendent By Adam Swift Editor The search is on for a new superintendent for the Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical school district. William Lupini, the current superintendent, is leaving in August to lead the Hampton, NH school district. Essex Technical High School serves students from 17 North Shore districts, including Peabody, Lynnfield, Swampscott, Nahant, and Marblehead. “We’ve decided to go with the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) for assistance with the selection process,” said Beverley Ann Griffin Dunne, Peabody’s representative on the Essex Tech school committee. “We’re having the MASC conduct a survey asking for comments from people in all 17 member communities.” The survey is available on the municipal websites of the district’s member communities. It will close on March 14, and the Essex Tech school Honoring those who have made an impact committee will tabulate results at its March 15 meeting. Topics covered in the survey include qualities desired in a new superintendent and the top issues the new superintendent will face. The goal is to have a new superintendent hired in time to work with Lupini before Lupini heads to New Hampshire, said Gary Hathaway, Lynnfield’s representative to the district school committee. “It would definitely be a plus for us to get somebody with vocational education experience, but it would not be a disqualifier if they didn’t have that experience,” said Hathaway. For Dunne, the superintendent search is a familiar process. As a member of the Peabody school committee, she took part in a multi-year search process to replace interim superintendent Herb Levine. “It’s very interesting,” she said. “I can see a distinct difference in the searches. The world of vocational education is much smaller with a They include a philanthropic power couple, an innovator who helped sow the seeds for artists’ murals to sprout in downtown Lynn, and an inspirational teen. On March 7, from 6-9 p.m. at the Lynn Museum, 590 Washington St., Essex Media Group (EMG) introduces and honors its 10 Persons of the Year. The inaugural event salutes inspirational people who have improved the quality of life within our communities. The Persons of the Year include Marblehead residents and YMCA benefactors Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo; Swampscott resident and Old Neighborhood Foods owner Tom Demakes; Beyond Walls CEO and founder Al Wilson; and Zack Cummings of Saugus, who galvanized a community fight against cancer even while undergoing treatment. Nahant resident and former Lynn Mayor Tom Costin is a Person of the Year for his decades of generosity. Revere resident Monse Torres-Hood is honored for her work empowering the Latino community. Malden’s Anne D’Urso-Rose worked with Malden Reads to harness literature’s ability to forge community unity. In a similar vein, Lynnfield for Love focused the town’s energies on kindness and racial amity; and John Pet of the week smaller pool of qualified candidates.” Dunne and Hathaway both said Lupini did a good job stabilizing and leading the school district. “He brought stability to Essex Tech,” said Dunne. “The other committee members I’ve spoken to have all mentioned that Lupini is leaving the school in a good place and made a lot of positive changes.” In 2004, the state legislature approved the merger of the North Shore Vocational Technical School, Essex Agricultural Institute, and the Peabody High vocational programs. The Essex Technical High School opened in 2014. Prior to coming to the Essex Technical district in 2015, Lupini served as superintendent in Brookline for 11 years, in Beverly for seven years, and in Kutztown, Penn. for two years. “Dr. Lupini took over at a very critical time when the three schools merged,” said Hathaway. “It was a pretty big job, and he did it very well.” Veneziano of Medford and Tom Gould of Peabody are honored for translating their entrepreneurial skills into community-building efforts. EMG invites everyone to take part in the Person of the Year celebration on March 7 and to help launch an annual tradition dedicated to honoring people who go above and beyond to make their community a better place to live in. Tickets may be purchased by going to itemlive.com or calling EMG at (781) 593-7700. For answers to any questions, please contact EMG Community Relations Director Carolina Trujillo at email@example.com. Four-year-old Miss Triss was found high up in a tree on a Friday. 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