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Westborough Native Among Superintendent Candidates

A Westborough native, Saugus Superintendent and Washington State native are the three finalists for the full-time superintendent position in Marlborough.

A Westborough native is among the three finalists for the full-time superintendent position in the Marlborough School District.

"Between the three of them they have 19 years as experience as superintendents," said School Committee Member Jennifer Hardy of the three final candidates picked to replace former Superintendent Anthony Pope.

Candidate Dr. Christopher Bogden grew up running track in Westborough against Marlborough.

“His experience in Westborough gives him an extremely full knowledge of what Marlborough is all about," said Superintendent Search Consultant John Connolly.

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Bogden has seven years of experience as a superintendent in the Hilton Central School District. He started his administrative career in an inner city school in Baltimore working with functionally illiterate high school drop outs. He currently lives in Rochester New York after starting a school consultant company.

Candidate Richard Langlois was born and raised in Haverhill. He holds an administrative certificate from Cambridge College and started as teacher and coach in Timberlane Regional High School in New Hampshire.

He is currently the superintendent of Saugus Public Schools and in the process of finishing his fifth year in that position.

“He literally rebuilt the infrastructure for the school system," said Connolly.

Dr. Tony Apostle grew up in Washington State and holds a doctoral degree from Washington State University. He has worked in Washington state his entire career. He began his career as a superintendent in 2004 with the Puyallup School District. He retired last June from that position.

“He has a real interest in this position and coming to the East Coast," said Connolly.

The candidates will be interviewed next week — Dr. Bogden on the 23, Dr. Apostle on the 24 and Langlois on the 25. A public reception where people from the community may meet the candidates at the District Education Center from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on those days.

"Please take the opportunity to try to attend the sessions ... so that you can be a part of the process," said School Committee Member Katherine Hennessy.

The final selection of the superintendent is scheduled to take place during a School Committee Meeting on Saturday the 26.

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