Donchess to host new superintendent

Chance for public to meet Mosley

Staff photo by Derek Edry Jahmal Mosley, one of the two finalists for the Superintendent of Schools position for the Nashua School District.

NASHUA – Mayor Jim Donchess will host a meet and greet with Nashua’s new Superintendent of Schools, Jahmal Mosley, this coming weekend.

The public meeting will run from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 in the Hunt Memorial Building. Donchess is encouraging all Nashuans to attend, as it will offer city residents an opportunity to discuss school issues with Mosley, who is taking over the school district this summer.

Mosley got the nod for the top education job in March, following a lengthy search in which Mosely and interim Superintendent Cornelia Brown were the two finalists.

Mosley, currently the assistant superintendent for curriculum and administration at Sharon Public Schools in Massachusetts, is expected to start the position in July with a starting salary of $158,000 a year.

He takes over as the district is set to launch a full-day kindergarten program in all Nashua schools. The district is also facing pressure as it deals with the impacts of the opioid epidemic crisis currently plaguing the city.

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 in Newton (Mass.) Public Schools and assistant housemaster at Nichols Middle School in Middleboro, Mass.

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

Brown was hired in the interim role after the former superintendent and two assistant superintendents resigned or retired in close succession.