School Committee to Visit Superintendent Finalist Marotta in Salem Tuesday

Members of Haverhill School Committee will head to Salem, Mass., on Tuesday to assess the school district of Margaret Marotta Smith, one of the three finalists to succeed retiring Haverhill Superintendent James F. Scully.

Mayor James J. Fiorentini will join members of the Committee for the meeting, which takes place at Collins Middle School, 29 Highland Ave. in Salem.

Marotta Smith, Salem’s current assistant superintendent, has held her position since 2012 when she was promoted from director of pupil services. Previously, she served as the assistant director of special education for Boston Public Schools.

Following their six-hour visit in Salem, the School Committee will welcome Marotta Smith to Haverhill for a community meet and greet on Tuesday, March 6. Marotta Smith’s meet and greet will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hunking School before she is formally interviewed by the School Committee at 7 p.m.

In addition to Marotta Smith, Boston’s Instructional Superintendent Dr. Anthony Pope and Haverhill’s Assistant Superintendent Jared Fulgoni are up for Scully’s job. Fulgoni is scheduled to field questions from local families on Wednesday, March 7, while Pope will meet community members on Thursday, March 8.

Scully officially retires at the end of the 2018 school year, ending his eight-year tenure as the city’s education chief.