It is an honor to appoint Mr. Lawrence Taglieri as the new Principal of Quincy High School. Mr. Taglieri’s appointment comes as we congratulate Mr. Frank Santoro on his retirement.
Mr. Taglieri is a life-long member of the Quincy Public Schools family, graduating from Quincy High School before attending St. Edward’s University in Texas. From his early years as a member of the North Quincy High School security staff, to his positions as Physical Education teacher at Central Middle School and North Quincy High School, and Dean at North Quincy High School, Mr. Taglieri established a rapport with students, staff, and families. His ability to work collaboratively with the entire school community was a key to his appointment as Assistant Principal of the Broad Meadows Middle School in 2002, following his earning a Masters in Educational Administration from Eastern Nazarene College. After serving as Assistant Principal at Broad Meadows for three years, Mr. Taglieri was appointed Principal in 2006.
During his tenure at Broad Meadows, Mr. Taglieri and the staff have successfully undertaken many initiatives, including coordinating the teaching of research skills through the grades, integrating literacy skills across all curriculum areas, modeling innovative use of educational technology, redesigning the school auditorium with enhanced lighting and sound, instituting an Art Show to accompany the Spring Concert, and continuing the Broad Meadows tradition of community service through the Operation Days’ Work program. Mr. Taglieri was also instrumental in the development and facilitation of a unique and successful Middle School Summer School academic program. Under Mr. Taglieri’s leadership the percentage of students who received proficient or advanced scores on the MCAS tests increased by 15% for ELA, by 9% for Math, and by 19% for Science. All of this was accomplished while maintaining a positive and supportive school and community culture.
Please join me in congratulating Mr. Taglieri on his new position at Quincy High School. I look forward to his becoming a part of Quincy High School’s well-established professional learning community and facilitating and leading many innovations to come.
Richard DeCristofaro Ed.D.