Superintendent Gormley resigns from Milton Public Schools
Mary Gormley announces unexpected retirement.
The following email was sent to the Milton community on August 21, 2020:
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Having completed 46 years of service to the Town of Milton as a teacher, principal, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of Schools, I want you to know that I have respectfully submitted my resignation for the purpose of retirement. A family emergency requires my full-time attention, and that is why I am making this decision at this time.
Working with all of you, School Committee members, our central office team, principals, faculty, staff, town officials, and most especially our amazing students, your children, has been a privilege. I am eternally grateful for your support and for all the creative ways in which you have volunteered and contributed to make the Milton Public Schools the strong school district it is today.
With the leadership of countless individuals and groups, Milton Public Schools has achieved many noteworthy accomplishments:
- Built a gifted and talented administrative, teaching, and support staff second to none in the Commonwealth
- Offer enriching programs, courses and opportunities in Music, Art, Drama, Theatre, Debate, Future Problem Solving, World Language, Math, Science, STEM, English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology, Physical Education and Health
- Sponsor robust athletic, extra-curricular and co-curricular programs
- Developed social-emotional programming
- Increased the number of students admitted to colleges and universities
- Created the Milton Foundation for Education which enhances and enriches programming and curriculum
- Created and developed an Integrated Pre-School and a continuum of Special Education services for students Pre-K through post graduate education
- Built a highly enrolled Community Schools Program
- Implemented Free District-wide Full-Day Kindergarten
- Expanded Advanced Placement Courses
- Provided all new or like new state-of-the-art school buildings with architectural, curriculum, technology and equipment enhancements
- Implemented a 1-1 Device Program for all students K-8 and a Bring Your Own Device Program for students in grades 9-12
I am proud to have been the Superintendent of a school system where administrators, teachers, and support staff work collaboratively with parents, guardians, and community members to enrich the educational experiences and maximize the individual potential for each and every Pre-K through grade twelve student.
Throughout my career my guiding light has always been to do what is best for students. Educating your children has been my honor.
Mary C. Gormley
Superintendent of Schools