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Dorothy Presser

Dorothy Presser

Field Director


Office: 617-523-8454

Mobile: 617-538-2176

MASC Experience
  • Field Director, February 2014 - present
  • Coach and curriculum developer for District Governance Program, 2011-Present
  • Workshop presenter: School Committee Roles & Responsibilities, Superintendent Evaluation, Goal Setting, Monitoring Progress, Effective Meetings, District Leadership Transitions
  • Academy of School Leadership New Member Orientation Program
  • Consultant or Technical Advisor to School Committees on superintendent searches for Massachusetts school districts: Ayer-Shirley, Millbury; Middleborough, Hopedale; Nashoba Valley
  • Advisor to School Committees on issues including: school district policy, leadership transitions

Memberships & Affiliations
  • Division Lynnfield School Committee 1998-Present
    Chair, 2002-2014; Chair, Superintendent Search Committee; Member, all standing committees
  • Suburban Coalition 
    President, 2004-2013, Vice President, 2003-2004, Secretary, 2000-2003
  • Massachusetts Association of School Committees
    President, 2011; President-Elect, 2010; Secretary/Treasurer, 2009; Division I Chair, 2007-2008, Past President, 2012-2013
  • Massachusetts Local Governance Advisory Commission, 2009-2012
  • Working Group for Educator Excellence, 2013-Present
  • DESE, Department of Higher Education College Preparatory Advisory Group, 2011-2013
  • DESE Superintendent Evaluation Working Group, 2011
  • DESE Educator Evaluation Data Advisory Group, 2013
  • Lynnfield School Building Committees, 2000-2005; 2011-2013
  • Lynnfield Business Coalition for Better Schools, 2007-2012
  • Education Policy Fellowship Program (Institute for Education Leadership), 2006
  • National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers, 2014 - present

Presentations & Publications
  • Improving School Board Effectiveness: A Balanced Governance Approach (chapter-co-author)
  • EGovLive! 2015 Conference presenter: “Operating Protocols: A Tool for Effective School Board
   Governance”, Bringing Best Practices to School Boards: The District Governance Program”
  • National School Boards Association 2012 Conference presenter: “Successful Transitions: How New Superintendents and New Board Members Ensure Success.”
  • National School Boards Association 2011 Conference presenter: “Successful Transition of District Leadership”