JMGS Principal Search Finalists Announced

May 21, 2021

The John Glenn Middle School principal search committee has been hard at work over these past two weeks beginning the process to select a new JGMS principal.

The committee began the search process by reviewing forty-seven potential candidates and narrowing it down to 11 candidates for the in-person interview.   The Interviews took place on Monday, May 17, Tuesday, May 18, and Wednesday, May 19 at John Glenn Middle School.

At the conclusion of the final interviews, the committee went straight into deliberation to choose the top four finalists to proceed to the next phase of the process. The next phase will consist of meeting with faculty, parents, and students via Zoom conferencing.

Each candidate will have thirty minutes with the faculty and then thirty minutes with the parents on Monday, May 24, from 6 pm – 8:15 pm. On Tuesday, May 25, the finalists will have a Zoom Conference with a selected group of John Glenn Middle School Students.

The committee is excited to announce the four John Glenn Middle School Principal finalists:

  • Dr. Jamin Bercaw—Dr. Bercaw is currently an assistant principal at Oak Hill Middle School in Newton, MA where he has held the position since 2014.
  • Mr. Jonathan Hartunian—Mr. Hartunian is currently an assistant principal in the Belmont Public School district for grades 5-8 and has been in this position since 2015.
  • Mr. Matthew Kuklentz—Mr. Kuklentz is currently an assistant principal at the Thurston Middle School in Westwood, MA where he has been in this position since 2018.
  • Mr. David Lawrence—Mr. Lawrence is currently an assistant principal at RJ Grey Junior High School in Acton, MA where he has been in this position since 2017.

Editor’s Note: Updates will be shared as they become available.


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