Westborough School Committee chooses new superintendent

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Westborough School Committee chooses new superintendent
Allison Borchers, the assistant superintendent for Westwood Public Schools, with Kristen Vincent, vice chair for the Westborough School Committee. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

WESTBOROUGH – The Westborough School Committee has selected Allison Borchers to be the next superintendent.

The choice is subject to contract negotiations.

The committee voted 5-0 for Borchers, the current assistant superintendent for Westwood Public Schools. She was chosen over Westborough High School Principal Brian Callaghan and Kristen DeFrancisco, the assistant superintendent for the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District.

After conducting a second round of interviews on Wednesday, Feb. 7, the committee decided to meet on Monday, Feb. 12, in order to have more time to go through the feedback from WPS staff and the public.

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“Each of these three could perform well as superintendent,” said School Committee Chair Stephen Doret.

“Any one of them would be a good fit,” said committee member Steven Bachelor.

Committee member Sarah Shamsuddin made the motion for Borchers, citing her “breadth of district-level experience.”

Doret said once contract negotiations are completed, a formal announcement will be made.

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