Natick and Newton have quite the talent exchange going on these days. A couple of weeks after Newton Public Schools selected Natick Public Schools Supt. Dr. Ann Nolin to serve as its next leader, Newton South High School Dean (and acting principal) Josepha Blocker has been named Natick High’s new principal.
She succeeds interim Principal Jason Hoye.
Blocker was 1 of 3 finalists interviewed recently at a public forum (see Natick Pegasus video at about the 1-hour mark). The other finalists serve in the Holliston and Needham public school systems.
“Josepha’s deep instructional experience and her work in addressing achievement gaps by making instructional changes to drive equitable achievement and personalize learning will further strengthen Natick High School,” Nolin said in a statement. “In addition, her experience creating small, connected house/team environments within a large high school in her current high school leadership role will also support and refresh ongoing efforts to do the same work for our high schoolers.”
Blocker began her career in education as a math and computer science teacher at Newton North High School in 2002.
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Musical chairs of public school administrators. Lovely.