Nauset Superintendent to Retire in June

By: Ed Maroney

Nauset Superintendent of Schools Thomas Conrad. FILE PHOTO

Tom Conrad to Step Down After Three Decades in System

Tom Conrad's long service as superintendent of the Nauset Public Schools and principal of its high school will end with his retirement in June. Conrad shared the news with a joint meeting of the Nauset school committees Feb. 3.

"I have been truly blessed to be in public education over 43 years, 29 of which in the Nauset system," he said. "I am totally grateful to be able to work in a community that values education at the highest level." Conrad promised to work toward a smooth transition to a new leader for the system.

"I think you have really set us up to be successful in terms of pulling together a group to develop a strategic plan that will really lead us forward," said Orleans Elementary School Committee Chair Gail Briere, adding that a search committee will be formed soon and a search group hired to help with the process. "In the meantime," she said, "we are going to enjoy every single day that we have with you, Tom."

Conrad said he's looking forward to enjoying "three beautiful grandchildren that have come into our life the last 13 months. I'm going to work unbelievably hard to be the best grandparent I can be."