Dr. Karen (KZ) Zaleski

Dr. Karen Zaleski was appointed Superintendent of the Weston Public School District in January 2024, after being selected to serve as Interim Superintendent for the 2023-2024 school year. Before coming to Weston, she spent eight years with the Hopkinton Public School District as the Director of Student Services. Dr. KZ is eager to lead the district with her passion for building relationships and community, mindful and collaborative decision-making, and nurturing a culture of kindness and care.

She has over twenty years of experience in education with roles as Director of Pupil Services, Assistant Principal, Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the graduate level, and Behavior Interventionist. Dr. Zaleski holds a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Boston College with a concentration in Superintendent Leadership and has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College. She is also a licensed mental health and substance abuse clinician and school adjustment counselor and began her career working at Adcare and Umass Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. She has spent over two decades promoting high-quality education, wellness, and healing to children, adolescents, and adults in schools, clinics, and hospitals by providing support, tiered interventions, and family and community engagement.

  • Derrek Joyce

    Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, Secretary to the School Committee
    PH: 781-786-5211
    Email: joyced@weston.org

  • Location

    Case House
    89 Wellesley Street
    Weston, MA 02493