Superintendent Search

The two (2) finalists are:
 
Dean Packard. Mr. Packard is currently the Principal at Charlton Middle School in Charlton, MA, a position in which he has served since 2009. Previously, Mr. Packard served as Assistant Principal at Charlton Middle School and served 9 years as a Social Studies Teacher in the same district. Mr. Packard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Education degree from Worcester State College.

Michael Lucas. Mr. Lucas is currently the Principal at Tantasqua Regional Senior High School in Sturbridge, MA, a position in which he has served since 2009. Previously, Mr. Lucas served 17 years as a Social Studies Teacher in the same district. Mr. Lucas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham College and a Master of Arts degree from Boston College.

The next steps consist of Oxford School Committee members visiting each candidate’s current school district, either in-person or virtually, to obtain vital feedback as well as each candidate spending a full-day site visit in Oxford.
 
The School Committee values the opinions of the Oxford Public Schools staff and the Oxford community as it works toward selecting a Superintendent of Schools. Therefore, public forums are scheduled for district staff and members of the community with both finalists. The forums will be held in person at Oxford High School on Monday, May 3rd, and Tuesday, May 4th, and can also be accessed remotely via the links below. 
 
May 3, 2021 - 3:15 p.m. - Dean Packard - Staff Forum LINK
May 3, 2021 - 5:15 p.m. - Dean Packard - Community Member Forum LINK
 
May 4, 2021 - 3:15 p.m. - Mike Lucas - Staff Forum LINK
May 4, 2021 - 5:15 p.m. - Mike Lucas - Community Member Forum LINK
 
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FINALIST FEEDBACK
 
An integral part of the hiring process is to solicit feedback about both candidates from the community and staff members. Parents, guardians, caregivers, and OXPS staff members are invited to provide feedback to the School Committee via the below feedback form. Feedback on the candidates is important to the School Committee and will be considered when deciding who will be the next Superintendent of Schools.
 
Please note that this feedback form should only be used by staff members of the Oxford Public Schools and employees, residents, or community members of the Town of Oxford. A form should be completed for each candidate.
 
Submissions will only be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.