News & Announcements
Announcing Interim Executive Director of Special Education
AUGUST 17, 2019
Assistant Superintendent Mary Lammi has asked SEPAC to share following information:
I am excited to share that Superintendent Gutekanst will ask the school committee to appoint Julie Muse-Fisher as Interim Executive Director of Special Education at their August 22nd School Committee Meeting.
Julie will fill the position 4 days per week during the interim year and intends to apply for the permanent full-time position for the following year.
Throughout the interview process, Julie has demonstrated the skill, experience, capacity, and passion for the role. She holds a Master's degree in Education Administration and a professional license as a special education administrator. For the past two years, Julie has been the District Special Education Coordinator in Wellesley Public Schools supporting the district in matters involving special education and student services across all levels. Before Wellesley, she worked in the Boston Public Schools as a special education administrator overseeing special education programming at 30 schools. In both roles, Julie worked closely with principals, school staff, central office and families around many issues including IEP development, placement, budgeting, dispute resolution, and procedural oversight. During her interview, Julie spoke about the importance of being visible in the schools and devoting time to building relationships and understanding the needs across each of the schools. She expressed an understanding of the comprehensive nature of the position as well as the importance of supporting and strengthening inclusive practices through her work with school leaders, staff, and families.
Julie is eager to start and will introduce herself to all families through the Welcome Letter/Packet being sent out before the start of the school year followed by opportunities for families to meet her.