Nashua school officials to host meet and greet with superintendent finalists

NASHUA – After a monthslong search for a permanent superintendent of schools, the Board of Education has invited the public to weigh in on the two finalists on Thursday.

The candidates are Dr. Cornelia Brown, the current superintendent in Nashua, and Dr. Jahmal Mosley, the assistant superintendent for curriculum and assessment at Sharon (Mass.) Public Schools.

The two candidates were announced after a search led by the Board of Education and its Ad Hoc Superintendent Search Committee, chaired by Dotty Oden.

A meet-and-greet session will begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Nashua High School North Media Center, and will include light refreshments.

Guests will have the opportunity to speak with Brown and Mosley, and submit questions for the Board of Education to use during the public hearing session immediately following the meet and greet. The hearing will start at 5:30 p.m. in the North boardroom with Mosley for one hour, followed by Brown at 6:30. The hearing will also be televised on Nashua ETV.

Dr. Cornelia Brown

Brown is serving as superintendent on an interim, one-year contract. She holds a Ph.D. in educational administration from Boston College, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in educational administration and supervision from the University of New Hampshire, and a Master of Science in educational administration and supervision from the University of Southern Maine.

Before her time in Nashua, Brown was the executive director of Maine School Management. She has 21 years of experience as a superintendent: 14 in Augusta, Maine; three in Georgetown, Maine; and four years for the Inter-Lakes, Ashland and Meredith school districts.

Brown served as principal for six years at Memorial Elementary School in the Sanborn Regional School District, and Somersworth High School. She was also a classroom teacher for four years in Biddeford, Maine.

Dr. Jahmal Mosley

Mosley holds a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Master of Science in education with a concentration in special needs, elementary and middle school education.

Before serving as assistant superintendent of schools in Sharon for three years, he was principal of Somerset Berkley Regional High School in Somerset, Mass., for three years, and for a total of nine years, he was assistant principal and house principal of Brattleboro (Vt.) Union High School; assistant principal at Day Middle School, Newton (Mass.) Public Schools; and assistant housemaster at Nichols Middle School, Middleboro, Mass.

Mosley has also been a special education teacher at Greendale Elementary, Worcester, Mass., and special education middle school teacher at Kennedy School in Cambridge, Mass., for a total of four years.

Tina Forbes can be reached at 594-1246, or @Telegraph_ TinaF.