NORD ANDOVER – At a recent school committee meeting, the board announced that the next deputy superintendent of schools will be Lorene Marx, who has served as the district director of humanities for the past three years.

Marx was selected by a committee made up of school administrators, teachers, community members and parents. She will fill the vacant position when current Deputy Superintendent Gregg Gilligan becomes Superintendent this summer.

About thirty people applied for the position.

“I can’t think of a better person to lead this district, and the strategic plan and curriculum for the next few years without any lag in terms of momentum and start-up,” Gilligan said at the meeting. .

Marx has worked in North Andover schools since 2009. In 2011, she moved to Newburyport Public Schools to become an elementary school principal, but returned to North Andover the following year as an elementary school principal. Thomson. She has been the District Director of Humanities since 2014.

According to his curriculum vitae, provided by the school district, Marx has a background in basic literacy and special education, and has extensive work experience.

“Thank you for your support, I am so happy that I can continue to serve the North Andover community, I love, love, love my job now, and I see it as a bigger part of what I do. love doing so much right now, so thank you, ”Marx said at the meeting.

She will assume the role on July 1. North Andover appointed Gilligan superintendent in November. He was principal of Thomson School before becoming deputy superintendent seven years ago.

In September, Superintendent Jennifer Price announced that she would be leaving at the end of the school year to accept a position as principal of Buckingham Browne & Nichols in Cambridge.