By Carol Britton Meyer
The School Committee unanimously voted on Jan. 5 to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Margaret Adams as the next Superintendent of the Hingham Public Schools. She will succeed Interim Superintendent Dr. Gary Maestas for the 2022-2023 school year.
Adams is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning at Melrose Public Schools, where she has worked for the past 10 years -- eight of those as the Assistant Superintendent and two as the Director for Curriculum.
She has also served as Director of Literacy for the Malden Public Schools and Department Head for Bilingual/ESL (English as a Second Language) Services for Brockton Public Schools.
The Superintendent Search Committee began its work in September 2021 with 20 applicants, finally narrowing the search to two candidates, including Adams. The other finalist was Dr. Scott Carpenter of the Monomoy Regional School District.
"The Committee was impressed with Dr. Adams' student-focused vision, collaborative leadership and mentoring skills, and enthusiasm for creating a positive school culture," School Committee Chair Kerry Ni said. "We are excited to welcome Dr. Adams to our community.”