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  Anger at pick to lead schools
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ContributorTsongas Democrat 
Last EditedTsongas Democrat  Jul 14, 2006 08:54pm
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MediaNewspaper - Boston Globe
News DateMonday, June 26, 2006 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionJeanne Whitten knows she'll be stepping into a political firestorm as the next superintendent of schools in Methuen, but said she's confident that when the fury subsides, she'll lead the district into an exciting future.

On Wednesday night, the School Committee chose Whitten, the interim superintendent for Melrose Public Schools, on a 4-to-3 vote. The decision came as a disappointment to many residents, who had spent weeks lobbying for Arthur Nicholson -- a beloved local who has worked for Methuen schools in various capacities for the past 39 years -- to become the district's next leader.
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