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Frank Tiano


Frank TianoDr. Frank Tiano is a visionary leader and educator with more than 25 years of experience as a successful superintendent of schools, educational leader, school administrator, and a strategic planner for improvement at the school and district level. Dr. Tiano works for the Framingham Public Schools in Framingham, Massachusetts. Over the course of his career, Frank has served in a number of roles including superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, and teacher. Regardless of the position he holds, Frank brings the same determination and commitment to staff and students that have helped him excel throughout his career.

In 1989, Frank Tiano graduated from Bentley University with a Bachelor of Science in Management, where he also played football for the university. While completing his undergraduate work, Frank realized that he wanted to pursue a career in education. After graduating, he enrolled at Simmons College. He earned his Master of Arts (M.A.T.) in Teaching in 1990 from the institution. Frank’s first job in education was a classroom teacher position for the Nashua, New Hampshire Public Schools District. Frank worked for the school district for six years where he was an assistant principal as well as a fifth-grade teacher.

In 2000, Frank left Nashua, New Hampshire for the Chelmsford, Massachusetts Public Schools. For the next fifteen years, Frank worked as a principal, assistant superintendent, or superintendent for the Chelmsford Public Schools. In addition to his work as an educational leader, Frank worked as a Task Force Member of School Threat Assessment and Response System (STARS), and he was a member of the board of directors for Valley Collaborative. In 2006, Frank earned his Doctor of Education in Leadership and Schooling from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Instructional leadership, management and operations, community engagement, and professional culture are four of Frank Tiano’s areas of expertise. As an instructional leader, Frank created a system of continuous analysis and response that resulted in student growth in ELA and Math. In the area of management and operations, Frank has led the revision of an emergency response system in coordination with first responders. Engaging with the community has always been a cornerstone of Frank Tiano’s work. Part of this work has included strengthening the connections between outside social organizations and the school community. As an advocate of professional culture, Frank has provided professional development on adaptive leadership, difficult conversations, data-driven analysis, and emotional intelligence.

Frank’s Latest Posts

Being An Effective Substitute Teacher

Being a substitute teacher can be intimidating. Walking into a classroom of students which you have never had any interaction with is daunting. The best way to approach a classroom for the first time is with understanding. This blog will help you calm those substitute nerves and make the most out of your experience with your temporary students. First…

Strategies To Engage Students

As a teacher, you will encounter students who are simply not interested in learning. It can be difficult to get the student interested in the material you are teaching. Listed are some common ways that teachers can begin to pull that student out of indifference and spark their interest in learning.

The Different Teaching Methods

There are a variety of teaching methods that can be useful. This article does not cover every teaching method but does cover three basic teaching methods that have been used the most in recent years. Teaching methods vary from teacher to teacher but the best way to make your own is to…

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