Assistant superintendent Parson finalist for Wayland position

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Hopkinton assistant superintendent Jennifer Parson was named one of three finalists for the superintendent position in the Wayland School District, and she was interviewed by the Wayland School Committee on Tuesday night.

“I feel that at this time it may be the right time for me and perhaps for a district to bring me on and to serve another group of students and service another community in this kind of capacity,” Parson told the committee during her interview, which lasted a little over an hour.

The other two finalists are Omar Easy, a former National Football League player who has been an assistant principal in Everett, and Arcelius Brickhouse, executive director of secondary education in Plainfield, New Jersey. Parson was told that the committee expects to make a decision around the third week of January.

Parson has been Hopkinton’s assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction since 2018, following Carol Cavanaugh’s promotion to superintendent. Parson previously was principal of Center School from 2004-11, then left to become principal of an elementary school in Northborough. She also has experience as an assistant principal in Sudbury and as an elementary school teacher in Natick.

A longtime Milford resident, Parson has been a member of the Milford School Committee since 2014.

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