Principal Dr. Michael Harvey , the district’s human resource officer, Robert Spiegel, told the Arlington School Committee on Thursday, April 12.
On Monday, Harvey, who has been principal of Belmont High School for the past six years, was selected as .
Last year, the Ipswich resident was . The School Committee
In Arlington, Harvey joins Arlington's K-12 director of history and social sciences, an elementary school principal in Wellesley, the high school principal in Maynard and an assistant superintendent in Norwood being considered to be second in command.
The finalists are scheduled to meet with district and school administrators, teachers, parents and School Committee members during the last week of April, according to Spiegel.
The district would like to be able to present one finalist to School Committee members at their first regularly-scheduled meeting in May, on Thursday, May 10, and have the new hire start July 1, he said.
told Spiegel to go for the best of the best.
“What we want is an excellent, excellent, excellent academic leader. Period,” he said.