Frank Tiano, Ed.D.

Frank Tiano's Bio:

Dr. Frank Tiano joined the Framingham Public Schools in July 2015 as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools. In his capacity as Framingham Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Tiano collaboratively redesigned the District Improvement Plan model and process to incorporate priorities of all schools and departments; and co-developed feedback, evaluation, and support model for building principals to facilitate professional growth and reflection. He collaborated with Framingham State University, Massachusetts Bay Community College, Keefe Technical High School presidents and superintendent to extend existing partnerships in order to integrate educational content, pedagogy, and related opportunities that cross all educational levels. 

Dr. Tiano led the revision of the Framingham Emergency Response Plan with district, school, police, and fire leaders including creation of Emergency Response Communication Plan to increase the well-being of students and staff.

Dr. Tiano addressed district communication issues as defined in Framingham School Committee Communications Task Force by creating and managing district social media; developing cable access programming; creating pre-recorded matrix of ConnectEd calls; developing a cache of emergency communications for building/district use; developing press release protocols; and participating in website development. In addition, he created the Administrative Communications Task Force to identify internal communication issues and co-developed administrative meeting structure to foster vertical and horizontal communication and problem solving.

Prior to the Framingham Public Schools, Dr. Tiano served as Superintendent of the Chelmsford Public Schools from 2010-2015. In 2014, Dr. Frank Tiano was selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 100 top school leaders from across America to participate in the first-ever National Connected Superintendents Summit at the White House. Superintendent Tiano is among exemplary school superintendents who were recognized for their leadership in helping transition their districts to digital learning.


Dr. Tiano successfully authored and implemented the Chelmsford Public Schools District Strategic Plan, implemented school choice, implemented a comprehensive Incident Management Plan, lead the district anti-bullying committee to a successful plan and implementation of the PRIDE initiative. In addition, Dr. Tiano co-chaired the Synthetic Field Committee with the Chelmsford Town Manager that resulted in a $2.5 million public/private effort to install two synthetic fields and accompanying infrastructure.

A nationally-recognized technology leader, Dr. Tiano lead technology reform for 21st Century Classrooms, Wireless Connectivity, VOIP Phones, and Virtualization of the School Network, as well as school security, including surveillance cameras and keyless entry. Dr. Tiano was the Executive Producer of Chelmsford Telemedia Educational Channel where he spearheaded the creation of 8 regularly aired television shows highlighting district work, and was the co-host of Inside CPS.  
 

A versatile leader, Frank Tiano served as President of the Merrimack Valley Superintendents Association and was awarded 'Service Above Self' by the Chelmsford Rotary. Dr. Tiano has been a featured speaker for the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents on a variety of topics, such as school safety, incident management, oversight of special education programs, as well as preparing the community for educational change. 

Prior to becoming Chelmsford Superintendent, Dr. Tiano was the Assistant Superintendent, as well as the Principal of both McCarthy Middle School and Westlands Elementary School.  Dr. Tiano’s career started in Nashua, New Hampshire where he was a teacher and an assistant principal. Dr. Tiano holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Bentley College, a Masters in Education degree from Simmons College, and a Doctorate of Education degree from UMASS Lowell.

Frank Tiano's Experience:

  • Assistant Superintendent at Framingham Public Schools

    Collaboratively redesigned District Improvement Plan model and process to incorporate priorities of all schools and departments; and Co-developed feedback, evaluation, and support model for building principals to facilitate professional growth and reflection. Led revision of Emergency Response Plan with district, school, police, and fire leaders including creation of Emergency Response Communication Plan to increase the well-being of students and staff. Addressing district communication issues as defined in School Committee Communications Task Force by creating and managing district social media; developing cable access programming; creating pre-recorded matrix of ConnectEd calls; developing a cache of emergency communications for building/district use; developing press release protocols; and participating in website development; and Collaborating with Framingham State University, Massachusetts Bay Community College, Keefe Technical High School presidents and superintendent to extend existing partnerships in order to integrate educational content, pedagogy, and related opportunities that cross all educational levels. Led Administrative Communications Task Force to identify internal communication issues for senior administration; and Co-developed administrative meeting structure to foster vertical and horizontal communication and problem solving.

  • Superintendent of Schools at Chelmsford Public Schools

    Superintendent for the district of over 5,200 students and 800 staff members. Authored and implemented 5-year District Strategic Plan. Successfully negotiated several collective bargaining agreements including first teacher contract without mediation/arbitration in 20 years. Worked collaboratively with teachers' union to develop and implement teacher evaluation tool with 100% of staff in first year. Co-chair teacher/administration evaluation committee. Implemented reorganization and cost saving efforts in district. Developed comprehensive program for teacher hiring Actively worked with School Committee regarding policy changes and implementation. Implemented school choice. Redeveloped and implemented comprehensive Incident Management Plan. Lead district anti-bullying committee to successful plan and implementation. Lead district to the development of and implementation of preK-12 program social competencies program. Chaired full day K steering committee that developed plan for full day kindergarten Worked cooperatively with school committee and town for $5million in capital improvements Co-chaired Synthetic Field committee with Town Manager that resulted in a $2.5 million public/private effort to install two synthetic fields and accompanying infrastructure. Serve on district Wellness Committees that led to implementation of new policies and new practices Lead technology reform for 21st Century Classrooms, Wireless Connectivity, VOIP Phones, and Virtualization of School Network. Executive Producer of Chelmsford Telemedia Educational Channel Spearheaded the creation of 5 regularly aired television shows highlighting district work Co-host monthly cable show Collaborated with Town Manager and Town Health Department to create and fund a town/school health educator position focused. Hired 25 administrators for the district.

  • Member of the Board of Directors at Valley Collaborative

    Worked collaboratively with board members to redesign an educational collaborative including creation of an organizational infrastructure hiring of an executive director and separated from a parent organization. Served on building sub-committee that researched, located, designed and worked with project managers to pull 4 campuses into one permanent home without creating organizational debt.

  • Task Force Member at School Threat Assessment/Response Systems (STARS)

    Prepared for, assessed and responded to threats or acts of school violence. Understood the proper use of task force equipment. Reported directly to the Commander or Assistant Commander(s) or designee at threat scene. Participated in monthly meeting/training. Worked closely with the Volunteer Crisis Response teams and other resources supplied by NEMLEC STARS

  • Assistant Superintendent at Chelmsford Public Schools

    Assisted the Superintendent of Schools in all matters for a school district. Advised the School Committee in matters of personnel policy Served as negotiating team member working with four bargaining units Administered master labor agreements, salary and insurance programs for all personnel Directed administrative staff in job description development hiring, job assignment, transfer and dismissal Administered the Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) system Developed and maintained personnel records system Administered home school program and approve individual plans to insure compliance with state statute Monitored and assisted staff with state licensure requirements Managed teacher transfer process Advised and supported building and district administrators Assist in the supervision and evaluation of administrative staff Served as acting superintendent in the superintendent's absence

  • Principal at McCarthy Middle School, Chelmsford

    Planned, controlled, and directed the overall activities for a grades 5-8 middle school with 950 students and 120 full and part time staff members.

  • District 504 Coordinator at Chelmsford Public Schools

    Coordinated services for all students K-12 who were eligible for services under section of 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Worked directly with building principals, assistant principals, and deans to support, clarify, and develop ways in which to meet the needs of specific students, including procuring resources. Worked directly with families to problem solve and clarify procedures. Participated in a successful coordinated program review by the DESE working collaboratively with district and state personnel.

  • Principal, Westlands Elementary School at Chelmsford Public Schools

    Planned, controlled, and directed the overall activities for a K-6 elementary school with 350 students and 55 full and part time staff members.

  • Assistant Principal, Main Dunstable Elementary School at Nashua New Hampshire Public Schools

    Assisted the principal in a planning, controlling, and directing the overall activities for K-6 elementary school building of over 750 students.

  • Clinical Supervisor at University of Massachusetts Lowell

    Responsible for supervision and development of seven Masters level pre-service teachers during their elementary and/or middle school practicum. Engaged in classroom observation of the students along with post-observation discussions. Facilitated pre-service teachers to develop the ability to analyze their own lessons. Worked with cooperating practitioners to ensure that the Massachusetts State Competencies for certification were being met by the pre-service teachers.

  • Teaching Assistant at University of Massachusetts Lowell

    Assisted tenured professor in preparing and implementing lectures for Masters level Children's Literature and Language Arts class. Developed and conducted three solo lectures/activities with the class. Assisted professor in evaluating students' performances and products.

  • Classroom Teacher at Nashua New Hampshire Public Schools

    Developed and implemented daily lesson in all academic areas for a heterogeneously based 5th grade classroom. Developed and implemented interdisciplinary units of study. Worked cooperatively with service providers to meet the individual needs of students.

Frank Tiano's Education:

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell

    Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
  • Simmons College

    Master of Arts (M.A.T.)
    Concentration: Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Bentley University

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
    Concentration: Management

Frank Tiano's Interests & Activities:

K-12 Education, Strategic Planning, School Safety, Incident Management, Crisis Management, Digital Learning, Arts and Culture, Child Welfare, and Science and Technology