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School Daze – Another Rejection for “Award Winning” Superintendent Tahiliani

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Wednesday, February 7, the Norwood School Committee unanimously voted to reject Priya Tahiliani for superintendent.  A few months ago, Tahiliani withdrew her application for the Melrose Public Schools when she was outshined by the other candidates.  She was one of four finalists for the Natick Public Schools on January 16, and was rejected for a better qualified candidate.  Wednesday February 7, she was rejected again, when the Norwood School Committee voted to appoint Mr. Timothy Luff to superintendent.  He is the assistant superintendent for the Natick Public Schools.

During her interview with the Norwood School Committee, she made an astounding statement “an incident did occur when we went into a lockdown…we did some things like the installation of bullet proof glass.”  This is the first time we as a community heard of bullet proof glass installation in our schools.  What prompted this installation?  Why were the parents and the rest of our community not informed?

These rejections of her candidacy do not correspond to the actions of the clowns at public participation and the “Three Misfits” Robin Babcock, Samantha Lambert, and Joanna Garren, who at the January 18 School Committee meeting tried to bring her back.  How can these other school committees and communities notice her weaknesses and our own cannot?

She has been outshined by other candidates in three different towns because her education only includes a master’s degree in creative writing from the Harvard Extension School.  She is presently enrolled in an online doctorate program from the University of Phoenix, Arizona, in Urban Education Leadership.

Back on October 30, Tahiliani was placed on paid administrative leave by the School Committee until February 29, pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct submitted by 10 teachers to the city’s Human Resources Department.

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