A message from the Cohasset School Committee:
In early April, Superintendent Cataldo announced her retirement effective June 30, 2016. The Cohasset School Committee is pleased to announce that Louise Demas has agreed to act as Interim Superintendent, for up to twelve months, beginning July 1, 2016.
Louise has worked in the district since 2009, first as the Supervisor 6-12 for English, Social Studies, and Foreign Language, and currently in the role of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment; she is also a licensed Massachusetts School Superintendent. Louise is currently spearheading a number of critical district initiatives, including the Digital Learning Committee and the Osgood Principal Search.
At our April 27th School Committee meeting, we acknowledged that the search for a new superintendent could take the better part of the ’16-’17 school year, and would likely involve third-party consultants and participation from community stakeholders. As a first step, the School Committee will meet with the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) to discuss best practices in filling this important leadership position.
In the coming months the Committee will update the community and offer various opportunities to participate in the search process. We look forward to your participation in this very important task of identifying the next leader of our school district.
Welcome to the Cohasset Public Schools
It is a pleasure to serve the Cohasset Public School District as Interim Superintendent. As Interim, I look forward to working in collaboration with the district leadership team to carry forward the Vision and Mission and Strategic Plan that have been the school and community work for the last year.
High expectations for all and our commitment to excellence is our ongoing mission. With resources and support for our students, we combine consideration to our student and staff wellbeing. Our commitment is to collaboratively support an academically challenging, safe, respectful, and student-centered learning environment. Our goal is to have students who are responsible citizens of a global culture and a digital twenty first century environment.
During the initial weeks, I will be meeting with various members of the school and the community. My goal is to learn as much as possible about the academic community. Working with the School Committee, School Administrators, Teachers, Support Staff, and Town Officials, I hope to have a better foundation for leading the district and working collaboratively with the community, continuing the exemplary education that is the Cohasset Public School District.
I hope you find our website helpful. Should you have need for information that would better serve our students, their families, and our community, please feel comfortable contacting me.
Louise L. Demas, Interim Superintendent