By Carol Meyer
Supt. of Schools Margaret Adams was rated "proficient" overall during a recent one-year evaluation by the School Committee.
Chair Nes Correnti said that based on Committee members' feedback, "It's evident that Dr. Adams is regarded as an intelligent, thoughtful, and effective leader who prioritizes the needs of students. She has displayed several attributes of a successful leader --including being a diligent worker, demonstrating commitment to the staff and community, and introducing improved processes and communication within the Hingham Public Schools system."
Among Adams' notable achievements are her ability to assemble a strong Central Office team "that has provided stable leadership during challenging times" and her emphasis on the importance of innovation and data-driven approaches to education, which Correnti said benefit both students and staff.
Adams has also actively sought feedback from the community, educators, and students through surveys, focus groups, and presentations to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the district's needs.
It was also noted that Adams' entry process into her role as superintendent was
commendable considering the challenges the district was facing -- successfully navigating through a special town meeting for a building project, working with a new leadership team, and addressing substantial budget needs that resulted in a tax override.
"These achievements demonstrate her exemplary leadership skills," Correnti said.
In response, Adams said she has been successful due to the success of others: "I'm
grateful for their hard work. We've made great strides."