WORCESTER, Mass. - Over 20 candidates have applied for the Worcester Public Schools superintendent position, according to school committee member Molly McCullough.

The superintendent search committee will begin reviewing applications on March 21. The first round of interviews will begin on March 29. 

Executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates is assisting Worcester Public Schools in this search. Greenwood/Asher and WPS recently concluded a series of community input sessions for parents, students, staff and more to gather insight into the district’s ideal candidate’s experience, leadership qualities, and communication skills.

According to the job posting, the next superintendent should “...possess outstanding interpersonal, management, and communication skills, and will lead Worcester’s educators in an assets-based approach to meeting the needs of the district’s diverse learners.”

Minimum qualifications for the position include a master’s degree, a Massachusetts superintendent’s license or eligibility thereof is required and experience in central administration within an urban district. The committee prefers a multi-lingual candidate with a doctorate degree and teaching experience.

The full job description can be found here.