Jordan Hoffman, principal at Natick’s Johnson Elementary School, will take over as principal of Wellesley’s Schofield Elementary School come July. She’s been with the Natick Public Schools system for 20-plus years, including as Johnson’s principal since 2016 and as a 4th grade teacher for the first chunk of her career here.
Hoffman had been one of two finalists for Natick’s Memorial Elementary School principalship, but wasn’t selected. Natick is closing Johnson’s Elementary School within the next few years in light of falling enrollment and the town’s efforts to consolidate investment in renovating or rebuilding aging schools.
Hoffman should plan to stick around at the Schofield job. She follows a series of principals at Schofield who have all lasted at least 11 years there. Her predecessor, Gerardo Martinez, has taken a job in Lexington after recently being in the running for a handful of superintendent and school administration positions.
Wellesley Public Schools Supt. Dr. David Lussier started off the June 7 School Committee meeting by introducing Hoffman and other new administrators. Schofield Elementary School is one of seven elementary schools in Wellesley, though that number is being reduced to six—and Schofield will be among them.
Meanwhile, Natick has posted a job listing for an interim principal at Johnson Elementary School for the 2022-2023 school year. (Update 6/19/22: Natick has named John Jordan, most recently a principal in the Newton Public Schools system, as the interim principal.)
Also, Supt. Dr. Anna Nolin has named Dr. Shelby Marscher the interim principal at Lilja Elementary School for the 2022-23 school year. Jovanne Buckmire is the new vice-principal at Lilja.