A welcome message from the new Superintendent
Dear Duxbury Public School Families,
I’d like to officially introduce myself to you. My name is John Antonucci, and as of July 1, I am your new Superintendent of Schools. My first two weeks on the job have been exceptional, and I appreciate the warm reception and support I have already received from so many people in the community. I am very excited to be here, and I look forward to getting to know you and your students in the coming months.
I come to Duxbury with twenty years of school leadership experience, including the last twelve as Superintendent of the Westwood Public Schools. My time in Westwood was both professionally and personally rewarding, but as a relatively young superintendent I’ve always known that I would take on another challenge in my career. In considering my options, I knew I wanted to work for another town that placed a high value on public education and had a strong sense of community. As I have quickly learned, Duxbury clearly fits that bill, and I am grateful that I will have the opportunity to help build on this town’s foundation of excellence.
On a personal level, I am married to an amazing wife, Jennifer, who is also a lifelong educator. We currently live in Westwood with our three sons: Robbie, who will be a freshman in college this year; twins Andrew and Jake, who will be seniors in high school; and our only “girl”, Bailey, a nine-year old golden retriever. Like most families, we are constantly on the move with school, sports, extracurricular activities, and life in general!
Finally, I want you to know that effective school-to-home communication and community engagement are among my top priorities. I operate with a high degree of openness and transparency, and strive to provide families with the information they need to feel connected to, and invested in, the Duxbury Public Schools. While I am still in the process of assessing the district’s communication platforms, I do want to introduce you to a new district Twitter handle and Facebook page. I believe social media is an excellent vehicle for disseminating relevant and timely information to families, and a great way of promoting our schools and students. Please “follow” or “like” our new pages and help me spread the word to family and friends.
I look forward to meeting you all soon. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email, or by phone at 781-934-7600 x2906. Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the summer!