EASTHAM – The Nauset Regional School Committee tapped Brooke Clenchy in April 2021 to stand in as interim superintendent of schools. Now she is in the running to assume the post full-time.
Clenchy is one of four finalists for the top Nauset job. The committee is also looking at Franklin Public Schools Superintendent Sarah Ahern, Wareham Public Schools Superintendent Andrea Schwamb and Frank Tiano, the current interim principal at Dover Sherborn Middle School.
The four finalists are vying for the seat left vacant by the retirement of Thomas Conrad in June.
Clenchy came to Nauset from the Nashoba School District, where she was hired as superintendent in 2016. She has also served as superintendent in Ashland and Winchendon as well as Washburn, Maine, and has also led and taught in schools in Canada. Clenchy also worked for the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from 2014 to 2016.
A 15-member superintendent search committee met with and interviewed seven candidates for the superintendent job on Jan. 8 before narrowing the field to four, the committee said in a statement Sunday. Members of the district's initial screening committee will visit each of the candidates' school districts and talk to students, staff, parents and community members. Each candidate will in turn visit Nauset for a tour of the district's schools.
The Nauset Public Schools Joint School Committee will interview the four finalists on Jan. 27 in anticipation of selecting a new superintendent on Jan. 29.