The Monomoy Regional School District has announced a finalist for the position of principal of the district's new high school. According to a release from the school, the district's High School Principal Search Committee has unanimously named William "Bill" Burkhead as their candidate.
In all, 15 people applied for the position and the committee, comprised of administrators, teachers and high school parents and students selected four of those applicants for interviews.
Mr. Burkhead's career in education began as gym/health teacher in the towns of Franklin, Kingston and Canton. In addition to teaching on the high school level, he has been a coach, an adjustment counselor and an athletics director. Most recently, Mr. Burkhead has served as the assistant principal at North Plymouth High School and for the past two years, the principal of the Normandin Middle School in New Bedford.
Before the job is offered to Mr. Burkhead, a delegation from Monomoy will visit the Normandin Middle School and speak with representatives of North Plymouth High School.
Mr. Burkhead is scheduled to visit Monomoy on Friday, January 24, at which time he will tour the site of the new regional high school, and meet with the staff and students at both Harwich High School and Chatham High School. From 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., parents will have the opportunity to meet and speak with the applicant. Staff, students and parents will be asked to submit written feedback after meeting with Mr. Burkhead, according to the release.
Monomoy Regional Superintendent Scott Carpenter will make the final decision regarding the principal's position based on his interview with Mr. Burkhead and feedback from staff, students and parents.
The new Monomoy Regional High School is slated to open in September 2014.