From Local Town Pages - The Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.) recently announced that Dr. Bradford Jackson was elected Vice President of M.A.S.S. by superintendents from across the state.
“Brad is one of Massachusetts’ most senior and well-respected superintendents,” said Tom Scott, M.A.S.S. executive director, in a press release. “His long-tenure in Holliston speaks to his leadership at the local level and his five years of service to M.A.S.S. as the Tri-County representative on the Executive Committee has prepared him to serve in this state-wide capacity.”
“Brad is fearless and unafraid to speak truth to power,” said Norton Superintendent of Schools Joseph Baeta, in the press release. “He has been a strong voice in M.A.S.S’ efforts to work with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to give local districts more options to customize mandates to better meet local needs.”
Jackson, who has led the Holliston district since 2004, will serve as vice president beginning July 1, while continuing to serve as Holliston’s superintendent. After serving one year as vice president and a second year as president-elect, Dr. Jackson will serve as president of M.A.S.S. beginning in July 2019.
M.A.S.S. makes the needs of the Commonwealth’s students the focus of its work by influencing the development of statewide education policy and legislation, according to its press release. M.A.S.S. is currently focusing on initiatives to return equity and adequacy to the state’s Chapter 70 funding efforts, to continue to focus on the social-emotional needs of our students, and to advocate for a statewide effort to develop a high-quality computer technology program in Massachusetts’ schools.