Westborough Native Among Marlborough School Chief Finalists

Dr. Christopher Bogden grew up running track in Westborough against Marlborough.

A Westborough native is among three finalists for Marlborough school superintendent.

Dr. Christopher Bogden grew up running track in Westborough against Marlborough. He runs a school consulting firm.

Now, Bodgen, Saugus School Superintendent Richard Langlois and retired Puyallup (Wash.) School Superintendent Dr. Tony Apostle are in the running in Marlborough to replace former Superintendent Anthony Pope.

"Between the three of them they have 19 years as experience as superintendents," said School Committee Member Jennifer Hardy said.

The candidates will be interviewed next week: Bogden on Jan. 21, Apostle on Jan. 24 and Langlois on Jan. 25.

A public reception will be held at the District Education Center from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on those days.

"Please take the opportunity to try to attend the sessions ... so that you can be a part of the process," School Committee Member Katherine Hennessy said.

The school committee is scheduled to select the new superintendent Jan. 26.

Bogden has seven years of experience as a superintendent in the Hilton Central School District. He started his administrative career in an inner city school in Baltimore, Md., working with functionally illiterate high school dropouts. He lives in Rochester, N.Y.

“His experience in Westborough gives him an extremely full knowledge of what Marlborough is all about," Superintendent search consultant John Connolly said.

Langlois, a Haverhill native, holds an administrative certificate from Cambridge College, and started his career as teacher and coach in Timberlane Regional High School in New Hampshire.

He is finishing his fifth year as Saugus superintendent.

“He literally rebuilt the infrastructure for the school system," Connolly said.

Apostle grew up in Washington State and holds a doctorate from Washington State University. He has worked in Washington state his entire career. He began his career as a superintendent in 2004 with the Puyallup School District, retiring last June.

“He has a real interest in this position and coming to the East Coast," Connolly said.



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