Updated: Two Special Education Director Finalists Remain
One visit has also been postponed.
Update 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5
One of the three finalists, Debra Bromfield, has withdrawn her application, according to an email from Assistant Superintendent Laura Chesson. Bromfield informed the district that she has decided to stay with the Canton Public Schools, Chesson wrote.
Also, John Tiano's visit, scheduled for today, has been postponed due to a family emergency, according to Chesson. The district is expecting to reschedule Tiano's interview later today.
The following is from the Arlington Public Schools.
Arlington Public Schools Announces Special Education Director Finalists
The Arlington Public Schools is pleased to welcome three finalists for the position of Director of Special Education & Support Services to Arlington to meet with teachers, students, parents and Administrators. Please note that parents and community members are invited to meet with the candidates from 6:30 - 7:30 PM on the day of his/her visit in the School Committee Room on the Sixth Floor of Arlington High School. The three finalists are:
John Tiano, who will visit the District on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 to visit schools and meet with faculty, administrators and parents. Mr. Tiano is currently the Special Education Director for the Pentucket Regional School District. Mr. Tiano has more than ten years’ experience as a Special Education Administrator in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He has also served as a Special Education Teacher and Coordinator. Mr. Tiano received a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and a Master of Education in Special Education from Rivier College in New Hampshire.
Debra Bromfield, who is currently the Director of Student Services for the Canton Public Schools. Prior to her position in Canton, Ms. Bromfield was the Director of Special Education and Title I Director for the Masconomet Regional School District. Ms. Bromfield has significant experience as a Special Education Teacher and Coordinator. Ms. Bromfield received a B.A. from Boston University, a Masters in Special Education from the University of North Carolina, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and she has completed doctoral coursework in Educational Leadership at UMASS Lowell. Ms. Bromfield will visit the District on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 to visit schools and meet with faculty, administrator and parents.
Marisa McCarthy, who will visit the District on Thursday, February 7, 2013, where she will have the chance to visit the schools and meet with faculty, administrators and parents. Ms. McCarthy is currently the Interim Director of Special Education and Student Support Services for the Attleboro Public Schools. Prior to assuming this position, she was the Director of Pupil Services in the Granby Public Schools. She has also worked for the Chicopee Public Schools as a Special Education Supervisor, Team Leader, School Adjustment Counselor and Extended School Year Program Director. Mrs. McCarthy has a B.A. from Western New England University, a Master of Educational Psychology, School Adjustment Counseling from American International College, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from American International College, and is currently working on completing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Supervision from American International College.