Kevin Madden, Martin Elementary School's principal for the last four years, will be leaving Seekonk's brightly painted halls for an office in Sharon, MA.
The autism school program coordinator will be the new principal of Sharon's starting Aug. 1, according to Timothy Farmer, Sharon's Superintendent of Schools.
Madden succeeds , who served eight years at Cottage's helm before becoming Sharon's director of technology July 1.
Farmer said a committee of four parents, four staff members and himself interviewed the principal candidates.
Madden's appeal included his being a principal and his "strong background in curriculum and instruction," Farmer said.
"We were very happy at this late in the season to find a principal of that caliber," he said.
Also, Madden has a strong technology background, including chairing the Seekonk schools' technology review committee, Farmer said.
And Seekonk is involved with the Response to Intervention program, Farmer said.
"He'll help us to maneuver the waters of Response to Intervention," he said.
Since both Madden and Zides are new, will mentor them.