Hello to the Monty Tech Community and our District Partners,
On behalf of everyone at Monty Tech, it is with great enthusiasm and optimism that I welcome you back for the 2022-2023 school year! After a very successful summer of planning, organizing and renovating, I am confident that we are fully prepared for the return of our students, staff and teachers.
With that said, before I share my thoughts regarding the opening of the school year, I would be remiss if I did not pause and share my deep appreciation to the our entire school community now that I have formally transitioned from the Principal’s Office and begun my tenure as the Superintendent-Director of our amazing school district. My Monty Tech journey began in 2014 following 21 years as a teacher, assistant principal and principal at Leominster High School. My years at LHS provided me with an introduction to the impact and significance of vocational education, but I yearned for even more. Thus, when the opportunity arose for me to become the building leader of a school that was fully centered on the development of vocational and academic skills at such a high level of excellence, I had to act.
Similarly, following former Superintendent Dr. Sheila Harrity’s decision to begin her well-deserved retirement, I felt compelled to seek the Superintendent’s position as I felt that there was so much more work that our school community could do to support our students, families and business partners. Instructional excellence does not come about by being complacent. Instead, it is the result of a school community that is fully dedicated to developing the complete student. I want to assure all parents and guardians that the teachers, paraprofessionals, staff and administration of Monty Tech are committed to fostering your student’s academic and vocational excellence while nurturing their social, emotional and physical wellness.
Furthermore, all families should know that Monty Tech will remain committed to identifying and implementing the most innovative instructional practices available while relying on state-of-the-art equipment and tools that reflect the highest industry standards of their particular vocational program. Therefore, it is essential that I reach out, as the District leader, to our community in order to understand the needs and desires of our district stakeholders. I will be doing this through a variety of methods over the first six months of this school year and that plan is described in the Superintendent’s Entry Plan. Please take a moment to review that plan as I truly look forward to meeting with community members and transferring your feedback into action.
Again, I am very excited about this school year, and wish all community members success throughout the year.
Thomas R. Browne, Superintendent-Director