Waltham Public Schools announce new superintendent
The new superintendent of the Waltham Public Schools will be Dr. Brian Reagan of Wilmington Public Schools, according to a Feb. 28 Waltham Wicked Local article. The School Committee voted unanimously for Dr. Reagan, whose intended start date is July 1.
Dr. Reagan is currently the assistant superintendent for Wilmington Public Schools, according to the article. It also mentioned that he is a graduate of the Waltham School District, having graduated from Waltham High School in 1990.
Waltham has been without a permanent superintendent since Nov. 2018, when the former superintendent of four years, Drew Echelson, announced his resignation, according to a Nov. 7, 2018 Waltham Patch article. It was later reported by a Nov. 8, 2018 Waltham Patch article that Echelson had stepped down in order to take a job at his alma mater, Harvard University.
The interim superintendent is George Frost, according to an April 26, 2019 Waltham Patch article. The article also reported that Frost was previously the human resources administrator for the Waltham Public Schools.
The search previously experienced a complication in November when one of the unannounced finalists unexpectedly withdrew their application, forcing the committee to adjust their timeline, according to a Nov. 22 Waltham Patch article.
The search was then narrowed down to four finalists, including Frank Hackett, Brad Morgan and Sergio Paez, out of which Dr. Reagan was chosen, according to the Waltham Wicked Local article. The same article reported that, although Dr. Reagan will still need to honor his commitment to the Wilmington Public Schools, he will be in Waltham as much as possible over the following months.