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North Carolina educator named new Minuteman superintendent

Dr. Ed BouquillonBouquillon retiring

UPDATED Feb. 3: The Minuteman School Committee has voted to name Dr. Kathleen Dawson as the new superintendent.

School spokesman Dan O'Brien told YourArlington about the vote Feb. 3 and said the committee is waiting to issue a full news release once a contract is signed.

Dawson, deputy superintendent of Orange County Schools in North Carolina, will replace Dr. Edward A. Bouquillon, who plans to retire at the end of June after a successful 15-year tenure leading the district. 

The committee voted in favor of Dawson  Jan. 26.

A screening committee of faculty, staff, parents and School Committee members recommended the finalists to the Minuteman School Committee, and they visited Minuteman on three consecutive Wednesdays – Jan. 5, 12 and 19 – to meet with and answer questions from students, parents, faculty and staff, and advisory committee members. 

See background in resumes

The three finalists are Dr. Amy Perreault, assistant superintendent for Minuteman; Dr. Kathleen Dawson, deputy superintendent of Orange County Schools in North Carolina; and Kevin McCaskill, assistant superintendent for the Office of Secondary Schools in the Boston Public Schools. The finalists were first announced at the Dec. 14 School Committee meeting.

Read the candidate’s resumes at 

Each of the three candidates will spend the day at Minuteman on three Wednesdays in January. During their time at Minuteman, the candidates will meet with stakeholders for questions and take tours. On Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m., the School Committee will hold a public meeting to discuss and vote on the candidates.

The Minuteman School Committee launched a formal superintendent search process in October. 

Nov. 29, 2021: Minuteman super named leadership academy coordinator


This news announcement was published Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, and updated Jan. 20.

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