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On May 17, the Lawrence Alliance for Education voted 5-2 to hire Ralph Carrero as the next Lawrence Public Schools superintendent, a decision that now goes to Russell D. Johnston, Massachusetts acting commissioner of elementary and secondary education, to consider for ratification. Acting Commissioner Johnston will carefully review all available information. See below for more information about Mr. Carrro and the superintendent search process.

Superintendent Search Timeline

Dec - Feb


Stakeholder Input

Stakeholder input helps inform recruitment and screening

Network outreach to begin to identify potential candidates

Feb - Mar


Community Report, Recruitment Begins

Profile finalized and posted

Recruitment and Screening begins



Semi-Finalist or Finalist Round

Interviews are performance- and competency-based

Finalist round includes opportunities to fully engage with the LAE Members and community stakeholders

Apr - May


Accepted Offer, Finalize Induction Plans

Once candidate is selected, LAE plans for transition and induction of the incoming Superintendent

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Central Office

237 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone 978-975-5900 Fax 978-722-8544


Family Resource Center

237 Essex Street. 4th Floor, Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone 978-975-5900 Fax 978-722-8551