Massachusetts Association of School Committees

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Field Director

Jim Hardy

MASC Experience
  • Field Director, February 1996 – Present
  • Consultant on superintendent searches for Massachusetts school districts
  • Workshop presenter: Workshop for New School Committee Members; School Committee/Superintendent Roles and Responsibilities; School Committee Self-Evaluation; Governing through Policy; Team Building; Conflict Resolution; Superintendent Evaluation; Goal Setting; Collective Bargaining; Effective Meetings; Multigenerational Community Engagement, School Budget and Finance; Having Difficult Conversations; Working with Difficult People, Why Teams Underachieve; Use of Data in Presentations; Open Meeting Law
  • Adviser to School Committees on issues including: school district policy, team building, effective meetings, education reform, school building issues, governance
  • Academy of School Leadership New Member Orientation program-Charting the Course
  • District Governance Support Program
Memberships & Affiliations
  • Division of Labor Relations Advisory Council-Governor Appointee, 2008-2016
  • East Bridgewater Board of Selectmen 2000 – 2004
  • East Bridgewater School Committee 1993 – 1999; Chair: 1995 – 1996; Vice Chair: 1993 – 95; Budget and Negotiations Subcommittees: 1993 – 1999
  • East Bridgewater Middle School Building Addition Committee, Chair: 1989 – 2000
  • MASC Division III, Treasurer 1994 – 1996
  • MASC Task Force on Collective Bargaining Chair 1994 -1996; Staff Representative 1996 – present
  • National Affiliation of Superintendent Searchers, President 2004
  • NSBA Federation of Member Trainers Chair 2003
  • American Association of School Policy Services, 1996-present

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