Jane R. Gately has been named as the new principal for the , Superintendent Susan Nicholson announced on June 28.
Gately, a Waltham resident who has served as an assistant principal in two Waltham elementary schools, was one of 29 applicants for the position, Nicholson announced in a June 28 letter to the district. Gately is the wife of former Waltham Mayor David Gately, according to Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy.
Gately replaces Anthony Colannino who left the district for a principal job in Wellesley.
A search committee chose Gately as the new principal after several rounds of interviews, according to Nicholson. Gately has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a Master's of Arts degree in educational leadership from Framingham State College, according to Nicholson.
"Please join me in wishing Mrs. Gately great success in her new role as the principal at MacArthur Elementary School.
For the full announcement letter, click on the PDF box to the right.