Jeff Slater Leaving the Curley K8

Genevieve Day

Dear Curley Community,

This week we learned that Curley K8 School principal Jeff Slater will be leaving us to start a new job in California. During his years at the Curley, Jeff has gone above and beyond to create a safe, supportive climate that fosters learning and positive interaction between students, parents, and teachers. He has made lasting contributions to the school, and he will be missed. We wish him well in his new job. Jeff’s formal letter announcing his resignation to the Curley community is pasted below and will be sent out to all families next week. As your parent representatives, both the SPC (Student Parent Council) and SSC (School Site Council) will be working with Cheryl Watson-Harris to implement the search for a new principal. We will continue to communicate with parents as we learn more about the process. For those of you who do not know Mirna Vega Wilson, we feel very lucky to have her (out of retirement!) and back at our school as our interim principal to finish out the year. Thanks, Mirna!

Genevieve Day & Dave Demerjian

SPC Co-Chairs


Dear Curley Family,

I hope this letter finds you well and that you are enjoying the beginning of beautiful springtime in New England. I am writing today to let you know I will be leaving the Curley during April vacation to take on a new leadership role in California. We are pleased to announce that Mirna Vega Wilson, former principal of the Curley, has agreed to provide interim leadership for the remainder of this school year.

Cheryl Watson-Harris, our network assistant superintendent, will be reaching out to the Curley school community in the near future to share the process of selecting a new school principal for the Curley. Cheryl’s office is located at the Curley and she can be reached via phone at 617-635-8239 or email at cwatson@boston.k12.ma.us should you have any questions in the meantime.

Our talented and dedicated teachers, staff, community partners, parents/guardians, and students have worked hard to make the Curley the outstanding place it is today. It has been a joy to serve with you in such a wonderful and fulfilling school setting, and I know every one of you has a bright future ahead.



Jeff Slater, Principal