Superintendent Entry Report

The transition to a new superintendent provides an important opportunity for the Blue Hills Regional Technical School community to assess where we currently are as a school district and where we want to be in the future. While new to the role of superintendent, I am familiar with the district. For over 25 years, I have been honored to serve BHR and appreciate BHR’s commitment to continuous improvement and our community’s hope to serve all students well while meeting new challenges.
I know much about Blue Hills Regional Technical School, including its history, traditions, values and current work which has allowed me to hit the ground running and persevere during the COVID-19 pandemic. As I began my work as Superintendent, I planned to spend my first year listening, observing and learning. I spent much of the fall meeting with individuals asking questions and hearing other perspectives about the strengths and needs of the district. This experience has assisted me in identifying the things that BHR must preserve at all costs as well as how we will move forward together as a district. However, in mid-March the district derailed and was forced to enter crisis mode due to the national pandemic. Luckily, with a supportive leadership team, faculty, staff, school committee, New Superintendent Induction Program (NSIP) Coach Dr. Ruth Whitner, the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.) and other superintendents, we were able to carry on with minimal disruption to the education process.