Superintendent Search Information

Quincy School Committee Appointed the 16th Superintendent of the Quincy Public Schools, Kevin Mulvey, J.D., on August 14, 2020

Quincy Superintendent Search Committee Recommends Finalists  July 30, 2020

The Quincy School Committee is pleased to announce that four candidates for the position of School Superintendent have been recommended by the Search Committee for its consideration.

The candidates are:

  • Omar Easy, Ph.D., of Lynnfield, MA, currently Executive Vice-Principal of Business Engagement and Innovation, Everett Public Schools (resume)
  • Jahmal Mosley, Ed.D., of Nashua, NH, currently Superintendent, Nashua Public Schools  (resume)
  • Kevin Mulvey, J.D., of Quincy, MA, currently Interim Superintendent, Quincy Public Schools (resume)
  • One candidate removed themselves from consideration prior to the public announcement and their name will not be released.

At the July 29, 2020 School Committee meeting, the names of these finalists were formally presented to the School Committee. The School Committee will publicly interview the finalists on the dates below at 6:00 pm. The public will be able to watch live on QATV channel 22 or livestream on

  • Tuesday, August 4: Omar Easy, Ph.D.
  • Tuesday, August 11: Kevin Mulvey, J.D.
  • Thursday, August 13: Jahmal Mosley, Ed.D.

All interviews will be up to 90 minutes in length – candidates will be given five minutes for an opening and closing speech, and each School Committee member will have 10 minutes apiece to ask questions of the candidates. The School Committee anticipates making a final selection at its Friday, August 14 meeting.

Many thanks to the Search Committee for its extensive work in reviewing twenty applications for the Superintendent position and conducting initial interviews with eight candidates.  The Search Committee included Chair Frank Santoro, Emily Lebo, Paul Bregoli, Maura Papile, Larry Taglieri, Jaden Hallisey, Philip Chong, Michael Ellis, Peg McDonough, Nicole Prevost, Scott Alessandro, Cassandra Beck, and Laura Riofrio. Administrative support for the search process is provided by Glenn Koocher, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees and Laura Owens, Clerk of the Quincy School Committee, Quincy Public Schools.



The Superintendent Leadership Profile Survey has been completed, along with a number of focus groups.  The focus of these was to identify the skills and abilities most sought after in a new Superintendent. 


The Timeline

June 25: Deadline for submitting applications COMPLETED

July 2: Semifinalists selected COMPLETED

July 13-17: Semifinalist interviews/finalists selected COMPLETED

August 3-14: Finalist interviews* SCHEDULED

August 14: School Committee appointment vote SCHEDULED

Date TBD: Superintendent start date to be negotiated


*Site visits not permitted under current public health guidelines


The Role of the Superintendent Search Committee

A 13-member Superintendent Search Committee has also been set up by the School Committee. The Search Committee is responsible for reviewing initial applications for the position and selecting candidates they will interview as semi-finalists. After the semi-finalist interviews, all candidates will be given a score by the Search Committee based on the selection criteria for the position; the scores will help them determine which candidates to move forward as finalists. The Search Committee will select between three and six external candidates to be interviewed publicly as finalists by the School Committee – all internal candidates will additionally qualify as finalists. The Search Committee will provide the School Committee with their scores of both internal and external candidates, in order to better assess the best candidate to lead Quincy Public Schools.


Meet the Superintendent Search Committee

The 13-member committee includes three School Committee members, three teachers (one from each level of teaching), one parent from the Citywide PTO, one parent from the English Language Learners PAC, one parent from the Special Education PAC, one student, one Principal, one Superintendent Leadership Team member, and one Quincy non-profit/business leader. School Committee member Frank Santoro will chair the Search Committee.


The committee members are as follows:

Frank Santoro, School Committee Member (Chair)

Emily Lebo, School Committee Member

Paul Bregoli, School Committee Member

Maura Papile, Sr. Director of Student Support Services & Special Education

Larry Taglieri, Quincy High School Principal

Jaden Hallisey, North Quincy High School Student

Philip Chong, President & CEO of Quincy Asian Resources

Michael Ellis, Quincy High School Teacher

Peg McDonough, South~West Middle School Teacher

Nicole Prevost, Parker Elementary School Teacher

Scott Alessandro, Citywide Parent Council

Cassandra Beck, Quincy Parent Advisory Council to Special Education Parent

Laura Riofrio, English Learners Parent


QPS Superintendent Search Committee Meetings Information:


Application Process & Materials

The School Committee approved a brochure to advertise the job posting. The brochure includes information regarding necessary qualifications, selection criteria, an overview of the school district, the application process, and more. The brochure may be found here. Please note that all information included in the brochure has been listed on this page in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Completed applications and information must be received at the above location or faxed on or before JUNE 25 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The appointment will be made on or about AUGUST 12, 2020 with a STARTING DATE TO BE NEGOTIATED with the School Committee. Prospective candidates should not contact School Committee members or members of the administration regarding this matter.


The application process is closed as of June 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm.



  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a superintendent in Massachusetts;
  • Masters degree required, advanced degree preferred;
  • Minimum of 10 years in education, including central office/administrative experience and/or teaching experience;
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Quincy School Committee may find appropriate and acceptable.


Salary & Contract

The school committee will negotiate a contract with competitive compensation and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Selection Criteria

Candidates will be evaluated on their professional merits with emphasis on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates strong skills in the development and implementation of the budget.
  • Demonstrates successful experience in sound management practices.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in the development and implementation of curriculum.
  • Demonstrated history of successful team- building & leadership experience as well as excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrates skill in working with diverse groups.
  • Demonstrates success in improving and maintaining high academic performance.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with the school committee, and city leaders and departments.
  • Demonstrates knowledge to develop and follow-through on both short- and long-term district goals.
  • Understands and recognizes good teaching and knows how to encourage it.
  • Demonstrates experience with MA DESE Educator Evaluation System.
  • Demonstrates 21st century skills.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to commit long-term to the position.
  • Demonstrates strong ethical values.


*Additional criteria may be added in order to adhere to the results of the Leadership Profile Survey


Why Quincy?

Public education is strongly supported in Quincy for its all-important role in the development of individuals as both citizens and as productive members of the local and regional economy. The Quincy Public Schools (QPS) possess a long-standing tradition for innovative curriculum and excellence in public education.


Quincy is a city of 94,850 residents and includes a diverse constituency with over 31% of the population having been born outside of the U.S. Over 90% of Quincy families choose to send their children to QPS. This level of trust in QPS has enabled the City to open its third new school since 2010, the South~West Middle School. Meanwhile, the City is planning on a new Squantum Elementary School, discussing a new elementary school to serve West Quincy, and has recently acquired a 53,000 square foot building to establish its very own special education center.


This past year, QPS was selected by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to participate in their first-ever Promising Practices Review. The Review documented QPS’s best practices and explored how these might be replicated in other districts. In addition, Clifford Marshall Elementary School was named a National ESEA Distinguished School for its progress in closing the achievement gap between student subgroups for two or more consecutive years.


Quincy also has strong support from the business community, with over 100 local partners providing funding, training and employment experience, mentors, and volunteers to enhance the educational and professional opportunities for students


The School District

Student Enrollment 2019-2020:  9,891


Demographic Data

Native American: 0.2%

African American/Black: 6.9%

Asian: 39.5%

Hispanic: 6.1%

White: 43.8%

Other: 3.5%

Economically Disadvantaged Students: 34.5%

English Learners: 15.5%

Students with Disabilities: 18.5%


Administration & Staff:

  • Superintendent
  • Deputy Superintendent
  • Director of Business Management
  • Senior Director of Student Support Services & Program Initiatives
  • Director of Special Education
  • Senior Director of Middle & High School Programs & Initiatives
  • Executive Director of Career & Technical Education; Technology
  • Director of Food Services
  • Director of Safety, Security, &Transportation
  • Athletic Directors (2)
  • Coordinator of Custodial Services
  • Coordinator of Data & Accountability
  • Principals, Assistant Principals, Teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • School Secretaries/Admin. Assts./ Clerks
  • Custodians/Maintenance
  • School Lunch Employees


School Buildings:

11 Elementary Schools

5 Middle Schools

2 High Schools

1 Early Childhood Center

1 Comprehensive Extended and Continuing Education Program

1 Special Education Center (Opening Fall '21)


FY20 QPS Budget:


FY20 Quincy Net School Spending:



The School Committee

Mayor Thomas P. Koch (Chair) | [email protected]

Anthony J. Andronico (Vice Chair) | [email protected]

Paul L. Bregoli | [email protected]

Douglas S. Gutro | [email protected]

Kathryn E. Hubley | kathry[email protected]

Emily A. Lebo | [email protected]

Frank C. Santoro | [email protected]