Nancy Taylor named new superintendent of Falmouth Public Schools

Taylor has served as interim superintendent since July 2015
Nancy Taylor has been named the Superintendent of Falmouth Public Schools. FPS photo.

The Falmouth School Committee announced Wednesday that Nancy Taylor has been named Superintendent of Falmouth Public Schools. The announcement was made by committee chair Alan Jacobs following the committee meeting on Tuesday. 

Taylor has served as the interim superintendent of schools since July 1, 2015 when then Superintendent Bonnie Gifford retired. The vote to appoint Taylor to the permanent position was unanimous, according to the release.

"Nancy has distinguished herself since taking over as interim superintendent in July," said Jacobs. "She has shown an excellent grasp of the complexities of preparing the school district's budget, a commitment to identifying ways to support all of our students and families and an ability to establish effective working relationships with all levels of school staff, the School Committee, students, families, community members and municipal and town officials in a commitment to improving the academic achievement of Falmouth's students."

The School Committee received twelve "high quality" applications for the position, the release said. The applicants included serving superintendents, former superintendents and assistant superintendents. 

Taylor is a lifelong resident of Falmouth and a member of the Falmouth High School Class of 1981. Prior to her appointment as superintendent, Taylor was an assistant superintendent/director of pupil personnel services, a principal, an assistant principal and a guidance counselor. In 2011 she worked with the staff and teachers of the Lawrence School to implement the Lawrence School Innovation Plan.

The appointment will be confirmed following successful contract negotiations, the release said. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on