The assistant superintendent of Southbridge Public Schools, Sheryl Stanton, has been tapped to be the new Granby superintendent.
The school board here had offered the position to Agawam High School principal Steven Lemanski last month on a 4-1 vote, and he had accepted, pending agreement on a contract. The other vote went to Stanton.
The district this week announced the parties did not come to a settlement, and consequently offered the position to Stanton.
"The Granby School Committee announced at their meeting on Jan. 21, 2016 that (it was) unable to come to an agreement with Steven Lemanski regarding a contract as the next superintendent of the Granby Public Schools," the board said in a prepared statement released Friday morning.
"Mr. Lemanski recently informed the Committee that he decided to withdraw his name from consideration for the position. The School Committee voted unanimously to accept Mr. Lemanski's letter declining the position," the panel said.
"The committee also voted unanimously to offer the position to Sheryl Stanton, one of the finalists for the Superintendent's position."
Contacted Friday, the new superintendent-designate said she plans to accept the Granby position, pending agreeing on a contract with the school board.
In addition to her role as assistant superintendent in Southbridge, Stanton has also served as that district's interim school chief. Prior to Southbridge, she was a principal at Ludlow public schools.
Stanton earned a master’s degree in secondary education and teaching from College of Our Lady of the Elms.