Shawsheen Tech will host a Career Night Open House
Open House at Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Tech School District, January 19, 2022, 6:00-8:00pm This open house is for potential students. It is also open to all who are interested in Shawsheen. Alumni, prospective students, community members, business partners, family and friends are all welcome.Tony McIntosh, Shawsheen Tech ‘s new superintendent ,July 1.
Shawsheen will be displaying its academic, career, vocational-technical, and athletic programs at the Open House. Vocational programs offer hands-on opportunities for guests to visit shops and self-guided tours.
Information about student-run services and district programming will be available to guests. Information will be available at the January 19 th Open House about adult education, the School of Practical Nursing and summer programs. There will also be information on aquatics and swim offerings.
Shawsheen’s Career Night Open House offers a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the value of vocational technical education for career and vocational careers.
Tony McIntosh, Shawsheen Tech’s new superintendent, completes his first month on the job
Shawsheen’s new superintendent of schools, Tony McIntosh, has completed his first month. He is making big changes.
McIntosh graduated from Franklin County Technical School, Turners Falls. He spent more than a decade as a teacher of Metal Fabrication & Welding. He was also the Construction Academy Supervisor at Greater Lawrence Technical School, Andover, and Director of Career and Technical Education, Keefe Regional Technical School, Framingham. McIntosh is an advocate and product of career and technical education.
Tony officially moved in to his office on Friday, July 1, and welcomed staff. Although the corridors were small, his list of tasks was extensive. He worked with Jenna Lesko, the new Business Manager, to finalize the FY23 Operating budget and He attended the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents’ conference and participated in a one-day retreat to help Shawsheen’s school board and He also started cabinet meetings with his administrative staff, worked to resolve school schedule problems, and met with key school officials. He approved the request for a full-time teacher in special education, which was crucial to meet the needs of the new freshmen class.
McIntosh has taken on the challenges and triumphs of the area quickly, and maintained a steady and calm presence in the building. Although most of the staff won’t see him until August’s opening, there is an energy shift in the building.
McIntosh was praised for his dedication and vast knowledge of vocational education by school committee members who voted 8-2 for him on April 28. Nancy Asbedian, representative for Bedford, stated that McIntosh is “the perfect role model for what vocational student can achieve, and it’s a great thing to have him. “
McIntosh’s appointment comes after two years of a failed search for a superintendent.
This led Shawsheen’s school board to hire Dr. Bradford Jackson, a seasoned superintendent, for a two-year term. Shawsheen has been home to three superintendents over the past five years and is now ready for stability.
Teachers, administrators and students are all embracing their new leader. Tony McIntosh’s appointment has brought relief to the community. There is also excitement about his experience and commitment.
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Schools District
Shawsheen Valley Vocational Technical Schools District (SVRVTSD), was established in 1965. It is a student-oriented public institution that serves the five member towns of Billerica and Tewksbury. Shawsheen Valley Technical High School serves more than 1,300 students in grades 9-12 . This is “Dedicated to Excellence in Education”, integrating academics with more than 20-vocational-technical career pathways.
Shawsheen, located in Billerica MA, is situated on a 100-acre campus. The school features state-of the-art athletic fields and facilities, as well as 24 varsity sports and many extra-curricular activities. Shawsheen’s staff and faculty are dedicated to their mission to “provide a positive learning environment in an educational environment . That encourages students to achieve their full potential, stresses the importance of hard work, and prepares them to live in a competitive world. “
Shawsheen Valley Vocational Technical School District also offers high-quality educational programming to youths and adults. These include Afterschool Exploratory programs, community events, summer camps and enrichment programs, as well as Adult Education and Afterschool Exploratory programs. Shawsheen continues to expand its rich and diverse programming opportunities for the community. This supports Shawsheen’s mission to educate as a lifelong process that can lead to a fulfilling and successful life.