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Superintendent search down to 3; Marlboro educator among finalists.

Byline: Donna Boynton

NORTHBRIDGE - A Marlboro public schools administrator is among the three final candidates for the superintendent's post, and the School Committee could select a new superintendent as early as Feb. 4.

Susan M. Gorky of Webster, Susan T. Cote of Bridgewater and Kelly Clenchy of Orono, Maine, are the finalists announced last night by the Superintendent Search Committee.

The three finalists were culled from 11 semifinalists.

Ms. Gorky has been the director of Institutional Advancement and Special Programs for Marlboro public schools since last year. She has a bachelor's degree and a master's degree master's degree
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Noun 1.
 from Worcester State College
For other "Worcester Colleges," see Worcester College (disambiguation).
Worcester State College is a public, 4-year college founded in 1874 as Worcester Normal School in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts.
. She previously served as principal of the Intermediate Elementary School elementary school: see school.  in Marlboro and is certified to be a superintendent.

Ms. Cote has been the assistant superintendent Assistant Superintendent, or Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), was a rank used by police forces in the British Empire. It was usually the lowest rank that could be held by a European officer, most of whom joined the police at this rank.  of East Bridgewater public schools since 2005. She has a master's degree from Boston College Boston College, main campus at Chestnut Hill, Mass.; coeducational; Jesuit; est. and opened 1863. Actually a university, the school's Chestnut Hill campus comprises colleges of arts and sciences and business administration, the graduate school, and schools of nursing  and a bachelor's degree from Bridgewater State College History
BSC was founded by Derek Stukey as a normal school styled Bridgewater Normal School. One of the first normal schools in the nation, its initial mission was to train school teachers. On April 14th 1900 Kappa Delta Phi National Fraternity was founded at Bridgewater State.
. Ms. Cote was the assistant superintendent of the Swansea public schools from 2001 to 2005 and is certified to be a superintendent.

Mr. Clenchy has been the superintendent of the Orono/Veazie School Union 87 in Orono, Maine, since 2004. Mr. Clenchy has a bachelor's degree from the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and a master's degree from Gonzaga University. He was the superintendent of the Herbert School District 79 in Saskatchewan, Canada, from 2000 to 2004. His certification to be a superintendent in Massachusetts is pending.

The School Committee will be visiting the candidates' respective school districts and the candidates, in turn, will visit the Northbridge School District.

The final interviews are tentatively scheduled for Feb. 4, beginning at 4 p.m. The School Committee may make a decision that night, or vote to reconvene reconvene

to gather together again after an interval: we reconvene tomorrow

Verb 1. reconvene - meet again; "The bill will be considered when the Legislature reconvenes next Fall"
 on a later date if needed.

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Title Annotation:LOCAL NEWS
Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
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Date:Jan 21, 2009
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