Letter from Interim Superintendent Dr. Karen Zaleski (July 2023)

Dear Weston School Community,

Today, it is an honor to begin my appointment as Weston’s Interim Superintendent of Schools. I am eager to become an integral part of the Weston community and look forward to meeting you in the coming months. During this time, I will be listening, learning, and getting to know you to ensure we build upon our School Community’s solid foundation. 

The Weston School District has earned an outstanding reputation for excellence, and I value your hard work resulting in many existing programs, services, policies, and practices. I am committed to collaborating with educators, parents, students, and community members to enhance students’ educational experience and outcomes. 

In addition to the exceptional educational opportunities in Weston, the ethics of care and a strong sense of community were apparent throughout my interview process with the School Committee. During that process, I witnessed the deep commitment to the educators, staff, students, parents, administrators, and community evident in the countless hours devoted to the search, the range of questions, and the thoughtful survey responses and deliberations. Additionally, at the outset of my appointment, I received supportive, welcoming emails from various stakeholders, and everyone I have met to date has been helpful. I am grateful to have your support and look forward to cultivating partnerships that promote authenticity, kindness, trust, and respect to help students achieve their highest potential.

While serving as Interim Superintendent of Schools, I plan to be visible and accessible to all stakeholders. I will begin my tenure by conducting an entry plan which involves me setting up interviews and meetings across the district and community with key representatives who can help me better understand the district’s strengths and opportunities for growth. I maintain an open-door communication policy, and I am eager to meet and connect with you. I can be reached at zaleskik@weston.org, please do not hesitate to reach out. I will strive to timely reply to each of you as your ideas and concerns are deeply important to me. 

I look forward to the year ahead. I wish you a fun-filled, happy, and healthy summer.

Yours in Education,

Dr. Karen Zaleski

Interim Superintendent of Schools