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3 Finalists Named for A-B's Next Superintendent of Schools

Interviews and a public meeting will be held later this month.

Acton-Boxborough is closer to naming its next superintendent of schools.
Acton-Boxborough is closer to naming its next superintendent of schools.

The Acton-Boxborough Transitional School Committee has named its three finalists to become the next Superintendent of Schools for the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District. 

At the end of the summer, Superintendent of Schools Stephen Mills announced his retirement plans at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. 

Each of the finalists is scheduled to visit the district for a series of forums and meetings with various stakeholders. And then Saturday, Jan. 25, the Transitional School Committee plans to interview each finalist -- in a public meeting to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m at the library at RJ Grey Jr. High  -- following which the board will discuss the finalists and vote a decision. 

Below you'll find the names, bios and visit dates of the three finalists as provided by the Acton-Boxborough Transitional School Committee 

Name: Marie Altieri

Current Gig: Director of Personnel and Administrative Services for the Acton Public Schools and Acton-Boxborough Regional School District

Visit to A-B:  7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21 … Community Forum/RJG Library

Bio Blast: Marie Altieri is currently the Director of Personnel and Administrative Services for the Acton Public Schools and the Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools in Acton, MA. She has served in this position since 2007. Prior to her current role, she was a teacher at Hanscom Middle School in 2006. Ms. Altieri spent several years teaching courses for non-profit organizations and businesses in computer programming and software, beginning in 1986 as a teacher and course developer for Honeywell. From 1999 to 2006, Ms. Altieri served on the Acton and Acton- Boxborough School Committees, and on the Districts’ Building Committee from 1998 to 2005. She earned a BS from Merrimack College, and is currently enrolled in a Masters program in Educational Policy, Planning and Administration at Boston University with anticipated completion in May, 2014.

Name: Glenn Brand

Current Gig: Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Finance for the Sharon Public Schools

Visit to A-B:  7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16 … Community Forum/RJG Library

Bio Blast: Glenn Brand is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Administration & Finance for the Sharon Public Schools in Sharon, MA. He has served in this position since July, 2011. Prior to his current role, he was the Principal of Pollard Middle School in Needham, MA from 2006 to 2011, and the Principal of Wareham Middle School in Wareham, MA from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Brand began his career as a classroom teacher in both elementary and middle school grades in the Peel District in Ontario, Canada. He is currently on the Board of the Massachusetts Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (MASCD). He earned a BA and B.Ed from the University of Western Ontario, and an M.Ed from the University of Toronto. He is currently enrolled in an Ed.D program through the University of Bath (United Kingdom) with anticipated completion in 2014.

Name: Brett Kustigian

Current Gig: Superintendent of Schools for the Quaboag Regional School District

Visit to A-B: 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23 … Community Forum/RJG Library

Bio Blast: Brett Kustigian is currently the Superintendent of Schools for the Quaboag Regional School District in Warren, MA. He has served in this position since 2009. Prior to his current role, he served as the Principal of Douglas High School in Douglas, MA from 2003 to 2009, and previously served as an Assistant Principal and Athletic Director for Douglas High School. Dr Kustigian began his career as a middle school science teacher in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Since 2012, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Association of Regional Schools. He earned both a BS in Biology and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Sacred Heart University, a CAGS from the University of Connecticut in Educational Leadership, and an Ed.D in Educational Policy and Leadership from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

 

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