Superintendent Shaver-Hood announces July 2022 retirement
Wareham Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood will be retiring, effective July 31, 2022.
Shaver-Hood announced her upcoming retirement during a Dec. 2 school budget-focused joint meeting of the School Committee, Select Board and Finance Committee.
“I’ve had the honor and privilege to serve as your Superintendent,” she said, reading a letter that she’d submitted to the School Committee. “I am grateful for the exemplary group of passionate educators, administrators and support staff who have collaborated to work to improve student achievement and to provide innovative learning opportunities for the students of Wareham.”
She also expressed her thanks to the School Committee for its “hard work and dedication to Wareham students.”
“I’ve very proud of our achievements and I’m confident that the district will continue in its mission,” she said. “And thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve.”
School Committee Chair Joyce Bacchiocchi congratulated Shaver-Hood on her retirement, but added, “It’s a loss for our district.”
Shaver-Hood has been the superintendent of Wareham Schools since 2013.
In Dec. 2020, Shaver-Hood filed a lawsuit against the Town of Wareham and the School Committee alleging discrimination based on her age, gender, and sexual orientation. When it was filed, the lawsuit also named individual committee members as defendants.
On Nov. 2, 2021, School Committee members Mary Mary and Apryl Rossi were dropped from the complaint at the request of Shaver-Hood.
The status of that lawsuit is unclear, but information on masscourts.org suggests it is still open as of Dec. 2.