On Feb. 14, NPS Superintendent, David Fleishman announced the appointment of Eric Sprung, currently principal of the Joshua Eaton Elementary School in Reading, as the next principal of Cabot.

See below for the full text of Dr. Fleischman’s letter.  We welcome Mr. Sprung to the Cabot community!

Dear Cabot Community:

It has been a great pleasure to work with the Cabot community on the principal search process. The Selection Advisory Committee did a terrific job throughout the entire search, and I am grateful for their commitment to finding a highly capable leader for the school. I’m also thankful to the faculty and parents who asked such thoughtful questions of our finalists during their visits. 

Last week, Cabot was privileged to meet two finalist candidates. After a very thorough review, I have appointed Eric Sprung, currently principal of the Joshua Eaton Elementary School in Reading, as the next principal of Cabot.

Throughout the search, Eric impressed us with his outstanding record as an elementary school principal, his experience in building a positive school culture, and his ability to develop consensus in decision-making. Eric’s references describe him as a strong and clear communicator who has earned the respect of a range of stakeholders in his school. 

Eric is a highly knowledgeable, instructional leader with a keen understanding of teaching and learning. He is also experienced at using data to inform instruction while establishing a culture of continuous improvement. 

Eric is a leader who truly values community engagement. He understands the importance of building a strong relationship with parents and looks forward to working with the entire community. You can expect him to be in the classrooms at Cabot on a daily basis interacting with both students and faculty. He is very eager to build on the excellent work that Eva Thompson has done this past year.  

Prior to his current position, Eric was an elementary school principal in Burlington. He began his career in Virginia where he was an assistant principal in Fairfax County, and an elementary school teacher in both Fairfax County and Alexandria. Eric has both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a master’s degree in Education Leadership from George Mason University. 

Eric told me he is thrilled to be leading a school in the city in which he resides. He will officially begin his position on July 1, 2017 and I look forward to having him join our leadership team. I know Eva will work closely with Eric to make the transition seamless. 


David Fleishman
Superintendent of Schools