District

Welcome to ABRSD

The Acton-Boxborough Regional School District (ABRSD) is a comprehensive PreK-12 school system serving the communities of Acton and Boxborough, located about 20 miles northwest of Boston.  The Acton-Boxborough mission is to develop engaged, well-balanced learners through collaborative caring relationships. The Acton and Boxborough communities strongly support excellence in public education and are truly dedicated to instilling a passion for learning in our students. The district prioritizes students’ social and emotional well-being while supporting students to excel academically and through extensive and diverse extra-curricular opportunities. Serving 5,700 students, the district is comprised of nine schools including the Carol Huebner early childhood program, six elementary schools, one junior high school, and one high school. The towns of Acton and Boxborough are deliberate choices for residents and educators seeking the best educational opportunities.

Peter Light

Peter Light

Superintendent of Schools

On July 1st, 2018 Peter Light became Superintendent of the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District.  AB employs nearly 1000 full and part-time teachers, counselors, administrators, and support staff. To view more information about the Superintendent, visit the Superintendent's page. Mr. Light can be reached by email

Marie

Marie Altieri, M.Ed.

Deputy Superintendent

Under the leadership of Marie Altieri, the Human Resources Department directs the recruitment, hiring, evaluation of all staff, and the placement of substitute teachers. Ms. Altieri also oversees the enrollment and placement of students, the kindergarten lottery, and wait-lists. Information about registering students can be found here.

For more information, please view the Human Resources section.  Ms. Altieri can be reached by email.

Deborah Bookis

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

Deborah

The Teaching and Learning Department is a resource for support staff, parents, teachers, and administrators as we form a teaching and learning community endeavoring to provide effective instruction for students PreK-12. Deborah Bookis can be reached by email. Follow her on Twitter @dbookis and participate in our learning by using the hashtag #ABlearns. To view the Teaching and Learning section, click here.

Dawn G. Bentley, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

Dawn

The Student Services Department covers a broad spectrum of services to meet the needs of students across the district. You can reach Dawn by email or go to the Student Services section for more information.

Amy Bisiewicz

Director of Educational Technology

Amy

"Ubiqitous Access, Balanced Approach" is the the theme of the Department of Educational Technology's 2021 Technology Plan.  Find out more about technology in our schools by visiting the EDTech page
Amy Bisiewicz can be reached by email.

Pam Smith

Director of Special Education

Pam

Within the realm of Special Education, students receive academic and therapeutic interventions at all levels from preschool through completion of secondary education or until transition to adult services.

Pam Smith can be reached by email. To view the Special Education section with much more information, click here.

David Verdolino

Director of Finance

Finance

Overseeing the Finance department, David Verdolino and his team are responsible for the management of the financial processes of the school system, including budget, payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, grants, gifts, and the collection of fees. To learn more about the Finance team, you can reach David Verdolino by email or click here for their website.

Erin Bettez

Director of Community Education

Erin

Under the direction of Erin Bettez, Acton-Boxborough Community Education program provides an array of classes, programs, and unique opportunities to learn something new about the community, our world, and/or ourselves. This impressive organization is a wonderful part of our district team and extends the richness that our school system provides to the greater community. The district encourages members of the public to explore all of the great programs included in each season's Interaction catalog. For more information about AB Community Ed, click here.

Erin Bettez can be reached by email.

Beth Petr

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and School Committee

As the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and the Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee, Beth Petr strives to support our mission to prepare all students to attain their full potential as life-long learners, critical thinkers, and productive citizens of our diverse community and global society.

Beth Petr can be reached by email

J.D. Head

Director of Facilities and Transportation

Transportation

Under the leadership of JD Head, the Facilities and Transportation department manages and maintains all buildings and grounds as well as the transportation system for AB. All of the staff aim to deliver excellence in managing resources and in supporting the learning environment of our students and faculty.

JD Head can be reached by email. You can follow the Department on Twitter @ABfacilities. For more information on Facilities & Transportation at AB, click here.

 

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