WOBURN – Assistant Superintendent Dr. Michael Baldassarre late final month acknowledged an provide to provide as interim superintendent of Uxbridge Community Educational institutions.

After narrowly lacking out on a handful of other open superintendencies in western Massachusetts this spring, Baldassarre in early June beat out a person other finalist vying for the superintendency for the modest general public faculty district in Worcester County.

During a extra the latest School Committee gathering on June 23, Uxbridge officers voted unanimously to ink a a person-year contract with the Woburn administrator, who will generate $160,000 future calendar year as the district’s interim leader.

Woburn Superintendent Dr. Matthew Crowley will answer to the latest growth by recommending an interim alternative to provide in Baldassarre’s stead. The College Committee will be requested to endorse his successor through a scarce Thursday early morning assembly in the Joyce Center Faculty meeting area on July 7.

The regularly scheduled gathering will start at 8:15 a.m. and is anticipated to be livestreamed by the Woburn General public Media Heart via its YouTube Channel.

Named as a best contender for the Uxbridge superintendency in early June, Baldassarre emerged as a obvious favorite for the leadership put up just after the town’s College Committee used two evenings in early June debating the merits of his candidacy.

In the long run, the assistant superintendent was selected thanks to his familiarity with university student assessments and his mind-set around the proper use of that tests info, his desire to entail mothers and fathers and people in their children’s instruction, and his capability to immediately establish a rapport with Uxbridge educators all through a new go to.

“His instructional philosophy aligns with what I believe…He sees up coming amount learning as staying even bigger than [what happens within] the walls of the university and what’s taking place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. That is massive image stuff for me in a world that’s switching,” claimed Uxbridge University Committee member Debbie Stark of the Woburn administrator during deliberations previously this month.

“Safety was something he talked about right out of the gate. And I believe our employees went by way of hell the past pair of decades and they need help [and to feel safe too],” later on remarked Uxbridge University Committee member Barry Desroisseaux. “[Over the past few days], I’ve listened to from a quantity of personnel members. Some of them experienced interactions with both of those candidates and each individual solitary a person of them leaned toward Michael. I have to go with that.”

Woburn’s initially-at any time assistant superintendent for pupil services, Baldassarre this May was named as a finalist for two separate superintendency openings in Marlborough and Sutton.

However eventually passed above for both equally positions, throughout his interviews with school officers in equally communities alongside the I-495 belt, he manufactured distinct his want to return to a major management submit soon after paying out the far better aspect of the previous ten years as a pupil companies administrator. Baldassarre’s resume does incorporate a past superintendent’s stint, as he labored for six decades as the head of a regional university process in Orange, Massachusetts.

“My planning led me to currently being a superintendent about 10 years in the past. And from that time till now, the superintendency has been in my DNA,” he commented all through a job interview in Marlborough before this spring. “I’ve ready myself in each and every way, condition and form with regards to university finance, scholar wellness, curriculum, accomplishment, local community and family engagement, [and] grants management and procurement.”

“I’ve arrive to a time in my lifestyle where it’s time. I’m pretty much 50-yrs-old and I’m trying to get a superintendency. My spouse and I and our four little ones are gravitating in the direction of this part of the point out,” he later elaborated.

In the course of his approximate 4-12 months tenure in Woburn, Baldassare has acquired a standing for being a staunch advocate for college students from all backgrounds. Prior to coming to the city, he worked as the director of unique schooling for the Everett Public Universities.

Acquiring a doctorate in schooling from UMass Lowell in 2014, Baldassarre began his profession in 2001 as the dean of willpower at Xaverian Brothers High School, a personal all-boys facility in Westwood.

His background as an administrator then shifted to the public faculty realm in 2003, when he acknowledged a occupation as an assistant principal in Stoughton. He later on worked as a principal at Gardner Superior Faculty, prior to moving to central place of work roles.

Since he was introduced to Woburn in 2018, Baldassarre has repeatedly gained the praise of both Crowley and the community University Committee for landing point out grants and launching new partnerships with non-profits like the Woburn Boys & Girls Club.

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