Frank Tiano's Experience:
Assistant Superintendent at Framingham Public SchoolsJuly 2015 - Present | Framingham, Massachusetts
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 SchoolsNovember 2010 - Present | Chelmsford, MA
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 Collaborative2010 - Present
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)September 2010 - June 2013
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 Schools2009 - 2010
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, Chelmsford2006 - 2009
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 SchoolsSeptember 2003 - June 2006
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 SchoolsSeptember 2000 - June 2006
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 SchoolsSeptember 1998 - June 2000
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 LowellSeptember 1997 - June 1998
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 LowellSeptember 1997 - June 1998
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 SchoolsSeptember 1990 - June 1997
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.