Superintendent Landman Resigns Effective June 30
After only one year in the district, Jonathan Landman announced his resignation today.
Just over a year ago Hopkinton concluded its search for a replacement for 11-year Superintendent Jack Phelan. In that instance the school committee knew in December about the departure, and had picked a Landman to replace him by March 2011.
This news comes just one month before Landman's last day, leaving the School Committee with a shorter period of time in which to find a replacement.
Landman is still undergoing the entry process to the district. He often updates the School Committee weekly with what he has been learning, seeing and changing within the district.
A press release from the schools doesn't indicate what Landman's next step but it does indicate that he wishes to stay in education.
"Although he remains devoted to public service through educational leadership, after much reflection and discussion with family, friends and colleagues, he has come, respectfully, to recognize that his style and strengths have not been a good fit with the expectations and approach of the Hopkinton School District. He has concluded that he can better serve public education in a different setting."
School Committee Chairman Jean Bertschmann said that the committee will be discussing the transition and search process at their June 7 meeting.
"Dr. Landman will be here through the end of June, and we will work with the Leadership Team on a transition plan to discuss at that meeting. We have a very strong leadership team and we will continue to provide outstanding educational opportunities for our students - that is the highest priority for all involved," she said.