News & Announcements

Welcome Back!

Students received an enthusiastic welcome back from administrators, teachers, and staff as Westfield Public Schools kicked off the 2021-2022 school year on September 9.

Welcome back, Staff!

Superintendent Dr. Raymond González welcomed back staff on Wednesday, Sept. 1 as the Westfield Public School District prepared for the return of students on Thursday, Sept. 9. During two opening day ceremonies for elementary and secondary educators, González -- who joined the district on Aug. 2 -- welcomed 42 new staff members and applauded the teachers and staff gathered in the Westfield High School auditorium for their dedication, perseverance, and commitment to their students throughout the pandemic.

A Safe Return to School - 2021-2022

We are excited to welcome students and staff in September. Here are key highlights, with a link to the district's more detailed plan, "A Safe Return to School 2021-2022."

Playground Mosaic at Lincoln

Lincoln students created a beautiful mosaic under the direction of art teacher Amy Hynes. Spelled out within the vibrant colors is the message: "Whatever you are, be a good one."

Making Virtual Music

In a normal school year, the winter and spring calendars are filled with musical concerts, as student voices and instruments ring out in joyous acknowledgement of the seasons. This is not a normal year but, despite the pandemic, students and their instructors have found ways to share their music, going to great lengths to learn new technologies and create virtual ensembles that showcase their considerable talent.

ELA Supervisor Appointed

At its virtual meeting on June 15, the Westfield Board of Education approved the appointment of Elizabeth Reilly as K-12 English Language Arts Supervisor, effective July 1, 2021. Reilly has served in the position on an interim basis for grades K-5 for the past year.

Wilson's New Principal

Congratulations to Edison Assistant Principal Crystal Marsh, appointed principal of Wilson School, effective August 1.

Interim Superintendent

Westfield Public Schools Business Administrator Dana Sullivan will serve as Interim Superintendent of Schools for the month of July. Sullivan was appointed by the Board of Education at its May 18 virtual meeting to hold the month-long position until Dr. Raymond González begins as the district’s new superintendent on August 1.

New Lincoln Principal

At its virtual public meeting on May 18, the Westfield Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Tiffany Jacobson as principal of the Lincoln Early Childhood Center, effective July 1, 2021.  Dr. Jacobson has served as interim principal at Lincoln for the past year. "It is no small feat to step into a school leadership role in the middle of a pandemic," says Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan. "As interim principal, Dr. Jacobson has handled this challenging year with grace and professionalism."
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