Dear Students, Teachers, Paras, Administrators, Staff, Families, Town Officials and Residents of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester;
On behalf of the Old Rochester Regional School Committee and Massachusetts Superintendency Union #55 School Committee, we would like to formally announce the hiring of Michael S. Nelson as the next Superintendent of Schools for the Old Rochester Regional School District and Massachusetts Superintendency Union #55. On Monday, May 18, 2020 the Joint School Committees voted unanimously to approve the contract for Mr. Nelson.
Mr. Nelson will succeed Dr. Douglas White. Dr. White has served as the Superintendent of our school district since February 2010. We are very thankful for the great progress our schools have made under the direction and leadership of Dr. White. We wish Dr. White our very best as he heads into retirement and thank him for his service to our school district.
Mr. Nelson has worked in the school district since July 2014, when he was hired as the Director of Student Services. In October 2019, Mr. Nelson was appointed the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Student Services.
Mr. Nelson will begin his tenure as the Superintendent of our school district on July 1, 2020. We hope you will join us in welcoming Mr. Nelson to his new role and stand committed, as we are, to the continued progress of the Old Rochester Regional School District and Massachusetts Superintendency Union #55 under his leadership.
Cary Humphrey, Chairperson, ORR School Committee
Shannon Finning, Chairperson, Massachusetts Superintendency Union #55
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