Adams-Cheshire School Committee to interview 2 finalists for superintendent

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CHESHIRE — And then there were two.

Herberg Middle School Principal Martin McEvoy of Pittsfield has dropped out of contention to be the next superintendent for the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, according to the district's School Committee.

On Thursday, the seven-person School Committee will question the remaining two finalists to succeed John Vosburgh, who resigned from the superintendent's post two weeks ago. The back-to-back interviews will take place at Hoosac Valley Middle and High School, 125 Savoy Road (Route 116) in Cheshire.

Regina Hill, committee member and chairwoman of the superintendent search subcommittee of the full board, says Aaron Dean from Adams will be questioned at 6:15 p.m. An hour later at 7:15 p.m. Cheshire's Beth Choquette will face queries from the board.

The superintendent hopefuls are currently in educational leadership positions. Choquette has spent the past seven years as principal at Bridge Street Elementary School in the Northampton Public Schools.

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She previously ran Stamford Elementary School in Stamford, Vt.

Dean already has experience in the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District. The principal at Crosby Elementary School in Pittsfield was a music teacher and band director in the two-town district from 1998 to 2012.

The winning candidate will succeed John Vosburgh, who resigned effective July 31 after one year leading the school district. He left a $127,000 annual salary on the table.

The former principal at Taconic High School in Pittsfield is moving on to become the assistant principal for teaching and learning at Nessacus Middle School in Dalton, which is part of the Central Berkshire Regional School District.

Former Adams-Cheshire Superintendent Al Skrocki was appointed in early July to serve on an interim basis until Vosburgh's permanent replacement is found.

Dick Lindsay can be reached at rlindsay@berkshireeagle.com and 413-496-6233.


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