A message from the Cohasset School Committee
COHASSET, MA - At their November 30th meeting, the Cohasset School Committee voted unanimously to enter into contract negotiations with Interim Superintendent Louise Demas for permanent appointment as Superintendent of the Cohasset Public Schools. The vote was a continuation of deliberations which began at their November 16th meeting. Demas has been serving as Interim Superintendent since July 1, 2016. Demas has held a leadership role in the Cohasset Public Schools for the past eight years, most recently as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and previously as Supervisor of Humanities. The Committee felt that in a short period of time, Demas had taken steps to identify and address needs within the district and brought stability and vision to the central office. School Committee Chairman Astino said of Demas, “Louise has demonstrated over and over again, her competence and remarkable level of professionalism since being appointed Interim Superintendent”.
In her tenure as Interim, Demas has developed a set of goals which align with the district’s recently adopted 5-year strategic and technology plans. As Assistant Superintendent, Demas was instrumental in developing these plans, and is well acquainted with their key initiatives and timelines for implementation. Some of the initiatives Demas has already set in motion include a review of the middle school structure; a K-5 literacy assessment; an external review of the middle school special education program; integration of the new STEM standards into the curriculum; as well as continued evaluation of student achievement and teacher professional development. Her deep knowledge of state frameworks and curriculum will help shape the district’s direction going forward.
During deliberations, the Committee credited Demas for fostering strong relationships and open lines of communication with town boards and administrators, district leadership, faculty, and staff. The School Committee also has been impressed with her ability to attract talent both in the central office and in the classrooms, noting that her hires have made an immediate impact on the district.
The Committee believes Demas’ demonstrated ability, professionalism, understanding of the community, and institutional knowledge uniquely qualify her for the position of Superintendent of the Cohasset Public Schools. They welcome the opportunity to promote such a highly qualified, talented, candidate from within the district. The School Committee looks forward to working collaboratively with Superintendent Demas on behalf of the schools.
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Welcome to the Cohasset Public Schools
Welcome to our district website. I consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to serve the Cohasset Public School District as Superintendent. Cohasset is a strong academic district with a collaborative partnership with school personnel, families, and the community. Together, a culture of learning and instructional excellence prevails. Highly-qualified teachers, dedicated to their students' learning, implement instructional strategies to meet the needs of all learners. The district and community partnership in the implementation of a digitally-rich learning environment as well as programs to assure the social and emotional wellbeing of all students results in a learning community where all children come eager to learn and achieve academically.
The district's attention to safety and global awareness enhances the culture where our students are well prepared to meet the challenges of a 21st century environment. We are proud of our students and the citizenship and scholarship with which they prepare themselves for the challenges of a future that is rapidly changing and is increasingly challenging their knowledge and talents.
I considered Cohasset to be among the best public school districts and welcome you to explore the exciting information on our various web pages.
Louise L. Demas, Superintendent