IPSWICH — Three finalists have been named in the search for a successor to Ipswich Middle School Principal Cheryl Forster Cahill.
Deborah Arno, assistant principal at Holten Richmond Middle School in Danvers; David Fabrizio, assistant principal at North Andover Middle School; and Mary Soliozy, K-12 math curriculum director for the Belmont Public Schools, are being considered for the position.
Forster Cahill and her husband, Barry Cahill, principal of Ipswich High School, will retire this summer.
A team from Ipswich will visit the finalists' current districts next week to observe each of them on the job. The community will be able to talk with each candidate at meet-and-greet sessions that will be scheduled after the site visits, said Fran Seltenrich, director of administrative services for the school district.
Superintendent Rick Korb hopes to hire one of the three finalists by the end of April, she said.
At Ipswich High School, Assistant Principal Dave Dalton will move into the principal job when Barry Cahill retires Aug. 31. Korb made the decision to promote Dalton, who has worked in the Ipswich schools for more than a decade, in February.
Forster Cahill moved to Ipswich in 1974 and became involved in the schools as she raised her children. She was hired as gifted-and-talented program coordinator in Ipswich in 1988 and later worked as an assistant principal at the high school, then technology coordinator. She moved into the principal position at the middle school in 1995.
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