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68 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 5 A Legacy of in a community known for its highly rated and coveted school system, it might surprise an onlooker to hear the Weston superintendent announce the cancellation of school via song. Dr. Cheryl R. Maloney, the down-to-earth administrator, shot a selfie outside of her Wellesley home during the Blizzard of '15. She sang her own rendition of the popular hit "It's All About That Bass," or, rather, "It's All About That Snow," and attached the video to an email message to parents about the schools closing. And click it did. The one-minute clip captured more than 5,000 hits in one week. "Someone sent me the video clip of the Moses Brown Headmaster singing about a snow day to a tune from Frozen," explains Dr. Maloney. "I thought it would be fun to try and do one as a selfie out in the actual blizzard." Sometime in June, Dr. Maloney will be singing her own swan song of sorts, ending her 30-year legacy with Weston Public Schools, a deci- sion that she did not take lightly. With a demanding 60-hour work- week, Dr. Maloney believes it's time to focus on other areas of her life, such as spending more time with family and friends, traveling, volun- teering, and pursuing new interests. "I don't want to jump into anything right away, but I'd like to work with inner city schools and continue a writing project on an interest- ing topic I've researched," says Dr. Maloney, who is fascinated by the