Public sessions announced for Southwick superintendent finalists

SOUTHWICK – Finalists for the Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional Schools superintendent position will tour the district and interview in public session next week.
Applicants were narrowed down to five candidates last week following a search conducted in conjunction with the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.
The candidates are Natalie B. Dunning, Alison LeClair, Jennifer C. Willard, Jeffrey T. Zanghi, and Elizabeth Zielinski.
Dunning is the current assistant superintendent for teaching and learning for the Freetown-Lakeville Regional Schools in Freetown, MA.
LeClair is the assistant principal for curriculum, instruction and human resources in Agawam.
Willard is the director of human resources for the Westfield Public Schools. Zanghi is the assistant superintendent of Tantasqua and Union 61 School District in Sturbridge, and Zielinski is the superintendent of the King Phillip Regional in Norfolk, MA.
Zanghi and LeClair will meet and greet the public Monday, March 21 at 3:30 p.m. for 45 minutes at Powder Mill School. Zanghi will welcome the community in the cafeteria, while LeClair will be in the community room.
Zanghi will then be interviewed at 4:30 p.m. and LeClair will be interviewed at 5:30 p.m., both in the superintendent’s conference room.
Zielinski and Willard will be at Powder Mill Wednesday, March 23. Zielinski will meet the public at 3:30 p.m. Zielinski will be in the cafeteria and Willard in the community room. At 4:30 p.m., Zielinski will be interviewed in the superintendent’s conference room, followed by Willard’s interview at 5:30 p.m.
On Thursday, March 24, Dunning will be available at 3:30 p.m. in the Powder Mill cafeteria and will be interviewed at 4:30 p.m. in the superintendent’s conference room.
Willard is also a finalist for the position of superintendent for the Westfield Public Schools. Westfield is comprised of 12 schools, including a preschool, seven elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools. The Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School district includes a pre-K- grade two school, a grade three-six intermediate school, and a 7-12 regional school, all on the Southwick campus, as well as an elementary school in Granville.

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