Bolton Hill Nursery, the nonprofit nursery school on West Lanvale Street that serves children 2 to 5 years old, is searching for a new executive director. The deadline for applications is Jan. 7.
Created in 1969, the school provides 70 children with play-based nursery school and pre-kindergarten programming, with a staff of 16. Beth Drummond Casey, the current director, is retiring at 66 after a lifetime in education. “Our first child, my daughter who lives in Hampden, has had her first child, and now I look forward to being a granny,” she said.
Although the new director won’t begin work until July, the board hopes to move quickly through the search process and find a replacement by early spring, she said. “We started the search knowing that teachers already are making decisions about the coming school year, and we wanted to cast a wide net. It’s a fun, interesting and important job.”