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Mazzola to Retire As Head of Ashburnham-Westminster Schools

February 14, 2019
Gary Mazzola listens as Gwen Farley, chairwoman of the Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School Committee, reads his letter announcing his retirement during Wednesday night's meeting.

ASHBURNHAM -- Gary Mazzola has announced he will retire as superintendent of the Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District at the end of the school year.

Mazzola made the announcement during the School Committee’s meeting Wednesday night.

In a letter read to the board by Chairwoman Gwen Farley, Mazzola said his resignation would become effective June 30.

“I’ve come to this decision after considerable thought and reflection,” the letter read. “I’ve been honored to have led this district for the last four years.”

Mazzola said in the letter that he was proud of the accomplishments he had achieved during his tenure, especially the collaboration he led among school faculty and officials to develop a strategic vision for the entire district.

“In closing, I extend my gratitude to the community for the opportunity to serve you as superintendent,” the letter read.

After the announcement, some board members thanked Mazzola for his service.

“It’s been a pleasure,” said Justin Sparks.

“It’s time,” Mazzola replied. “New challenges.”

Mazzola has served as the superintendent since July 2015.

Following Mazzola’s announcement, the School Committee discussed their options for the future, including the hiring of an interim superintendent before a permanent hire can be made.

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