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Glenn A. Brand, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

On July 1, 2014, Dr. Brand became the Superintendent of the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District. 

Prior to coming to AB, Glenn was the Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Finance in the Sharon Public Schools where his primary responsibilities included overseeing the financial and administrative affairs of the district. 

From 2006 - 2011 Glenn was the principal of the Pollard Middle School in the Needham Public Schools. During his tenure he helped coordinate the implementation of standards based education, common and formative assessments and curriculum mapping. Glenn also played an instrumental role in leading the High Rock School building and renovation project. He spearheaded the planning, design and implementation of an advisory-advisee program and helped lead the implementation of the district’s first engineering program for middle school students. 

Dr. Brand can be reached by email.  Follow him on Twitter @SuperABRSDTo view more information about the Superintendent, click here for the Superintendent's Page.

Amy Bisiewicz

Director of Educational Technology

Under the guidance of Amy Bisiewicz, the Department of Educational Technology strives to prepare students for a 21st century world that values innovation, creativity, and collaboration skills. Our EDTech Instructional Technology team delivers site-based support for our students and staff. In support of over 4,000 devices, our knowledgeable and friendly desktop support team provides fast and effective troubleshooting of computer problems, and can evaluate needs and requirements of new hardware purchases. Along with our hosted online support systemusers can request group and one-on-one training as needed. 

Amy Bisiewicz can be reached by email. You can follow the Department on Twitter @edtechabTo view the Educational Technology section, click here.

Beth Petr

Superintendent's Office Executive Assistant 

As the Executive Assistant to Dr. Glenn Brand and Secretary to the Acton-Boxborough 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

Marie Altieri

Director of Human Resources 

Under the leadership of Marie Altieri, the Human Resources Department directs the recruitment, hiring, evaluation of all staff, and the placement of substitute teachers.  The Acton-Boxborough Schools employ over 900 full and part-time teachers, counselors, administrators, and support staff. For more information, please view the Human Resources section.  Mrs. Altieri also oversees the enrollment and placement of students, the kindergarten lottery, and waitlists. Information about registering students can be found here.  Mrs. Altieri can be reached by email.

Erin Bettez

Director of Community Education

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.  

J.D. Head

Director of Facilities and 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.

Clare Jeannotte

Director of Finance

Overseeing the Finance department, Clare Jeannotte and her 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 Clare Jeannotte by
 email or click here for their website 


Deborah Bookis

Director of Curriculum and Assessment

Under the leadership of Deborah Bookis, the Curriculum 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. When teaching (curriculum, instruction, and assessment) results in learning (understanding at meaningful levels) with positive attitudes towards the process and one another, we know that our goals for our community have been achieved.  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. 

Mary Emmons

Director of Special Education - Effective 7/1/2015

The partnership with parents/guardians and the communities of Acton and Boxborough is essential in providing the very best education for our students. Under the supervision of Mary Emmons, the department offers a continuum of specialized services from the preschool level to the age of 22. Learning Center programs, specialized programs, and related services are provided to meet the needs of individual learners.  All programs emphasize skill development and skill remediation along with the development of self-advocacy skills for greater independence and responsibility for learning. 

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