By: Carol Britton Meyer
Matthew Scheufele -- who is currently serving as principal of Centerville Elementary School in the Barnstable Public Schools -- has been appointed as the new Foster Elementary School principal, effective July 1.
Scheufele began his career as a grades 3-5 classroom teacher at the Federal Furnace Elementary School in the Plymouth Public Schools and served from 2005-2007 as the vice principal of the Nathaniel Morton Elementary School, also part of the PPS district, before assuming his current role.
Interim Supt. of Schools Gary Maestas and Asst. Supt. Jamie LaBillois outlined the search process in a recent email to the Foster School community, including interviewing the six candidates for the position in early March, a semi-finalist round with incoming Supt. of Schools Dr. Margaret Adams, and a visit by the three finalists to Foster School on March 24.
"From the interview, thorough reference checking with his colleagues and supervisors, past and present, and time spent throughout the interview process, it is quite apparent that Mr. Scheufele is the perfect fit to lead Foster Elementary School into the future," Maestas and LaBillois said.