Dr. Joseph Baeta, Superintendent of Norton Public Schools, has selected Thomas Higgins as the next principal of the L.G. Nourse Elementary School (LGN). Mr. Higgins was formally introduced at the April 14 School Committee meeting. He will assume his new role at the LGN on July 1.
With guidance and support from the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) and an internal screening committee of administrators, teachers, staff, and parents, six candidates were selected from a pool of nineteen applicants for initial interviews. From those six, two were then brought in for finalist interviews.
"Tom joins us from a neighboring district and has significant experience in elementary education," said Dr. Baeta. "His connection to students, staff and families was an important reason for why I think he is the best candidate for the position. I look forward to having Tom join us in the near future."
Mr. Higgins holds a C.A.G.S. in Educational Leadership and Management from Fitchburg State University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Stonehill College and Master of Education from Fitchburg State University.