Peirce Interim Principal Announcement

Dear Peirce Families,

As you are aware, we decided not to move either semi-finalist forward in the search for a new principal at Peirce. At this stage, we believe that having an interim principal is the best option and feel fortunate that we have an excellent leader who is available to fill this role. 

Beginning July 1, Elaine Harold will be the interim principal at Peirce. Elaine is an experienced interim principal who has also served in this role at Countryside, Lincoln-Eliot, Franklin, Mason-Rice, Ward and most recently Underwood. She is a very competent and experienced principal who brings a track record of leadership that is characterized by collaboration, consistency and fairness. She works extremely well with all stakeholders including families, faculty, staff, and students. 

Prior to her interim roles, Elaine was a highly respected principal at Fiske Elementary in Wellesley for 17 years. Previously, she was a principal in the Beverly Public Schools. Earlier, Elaine was an elementary science specialist and classroom teacher.

Elaine is very much looking forward to working with Peirce families and the talented and committed faculty and staff. I am also grateful to Mark for his excellent leadership over the past 11 years. He has cherished his time at Peirce, and I know the community is grateful for his thoughtful and dedicated leadership.

I will be in touch to discuss the timing of the search process for next year. Thank you for your understanding and support and I hope you enjoy the summer.


David Fleishman 

Superintendent of Schools

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