I have been an educator in Massachusetts for 19 years. I have just finished my 11th year as a building administrator. Staying true to my “why” of improving the educational experience for as many people as possible, I am currently the Principal of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School in Whitman, Massachusetts.
I am passionate about continuous improvement and the idea that success is not a destination, but a process. I am a teacher centered Principal and my beliefs around the importance of a positive work environment, continuous growth, and a healthy family work life integration can be seen in the multiple presentations and workshops I have given for the Massachusetts School Administrators Association (MSAA), Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE), Massachusetts Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (MASCD), the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP); and my participation in the Better Leaders Better Schools Mastermind group.
I was most recently described by my past Superintendent as being “…wholly invested in the success of the school…a creative problem-solver who is able to deliberate yet be decisive, be creative yet accountable…calm and clear-headed even under the most trying of times…has built a strong collaborative and collegial school culture…he is a positive influence on teachers, teaching, and learning.” I blog, am active on Twitter, and vlog on a weekly basis as a way to reflect on my progress, share my story, and get others to think about different perspectives. My overarching goal is to positively model continuous improvement in all facets of life by being purposeful, acting with integrity, and building character.