Second Annual Orientation Program for New Superintendents


M.A.S.S welcomed 31 new superintendents to the orientation program on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at the Assabet Valley Collaborative in Marlborough. The objective of the program is to support the new superintendent in making a smooth transition into this very important and challenging role and to provide some practical information that can contribute to their long-term success in the role.

Tom Scott provided a greeting from the Association and reviewed the mission of the organization and highlighted the role of M.A.S.S in providing advocacy, professional development, legal and legislative support in the service of its members.

Patricia Grenier, Co-leader of the New Superintendents Induction Program, followed using a case study approach to present the tenets of adaptive and technical leadership. She reviewed the contents of the M.A.S.S Technical Resource Guide which is posted on our website under the Resources tab. She concluded with some very interesting multiple choice, group interaction questions on the roles and responsibilities of School Committee Members and Superintendents.

Attorney Michael Long cautioned the new members on the “top ten” reasons why superintendents run into difficulty. I concluded the morning with a discussion on how to make the most of the Executive Institute.

We are proud to welcome these talented leaders into our Association.

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