Lawrence Taglieri, principal at Broad Meadows Elementary School, has been chosen as the new principal of Quincy High School.
Taglieri, who officially begins July 1, will take over for Frank Santoro, a veteran school official who is retiring from the position after 13 years at the school.
“I look forward to [Taglieri] becoming a part of Quincy High School’s well-established professional learning community and facilitating and leading many innovations to come,” said Superintendent Richard DeCristofaro in an announcement.
Taglieri graduated from Quincy High School before going on to attend St. Edward’s University in Texas. He soon returned to the district as a member of the North Quincy High School security staff, then became a physical education teacher at Central Middle School.
From there, Taglieri worked as a gym teacher at North Quincy High and then a dean of North Quincy High.
“Mr. Taglieri established a rapport with students, staff, and families,” DeCristofaro said. “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 Master's in Educational Administration from Eastern Nazarene College.”
After three years working as an assistant principal, Taglieri was appointed principal of the school in 2006.
DeCristofaro pointed to Taglieri’s many successes in his previous positions as the reason for the recent promotion, including coordinating research-skill learning throughout every grade, integrating literacy programs in all areas of the curriculum, modeling new uses of technology, and redesigning the school auditorium for better lighting and sound.
Taglieri has also began an Art Show to accompany Broad Meadow’s spring concert, and strengthened the school’s community service programs through 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,” DeCristofaro said.
And all of it was done alongside a commitment to foster a positive and supportive school environment, DeCristofaro said.
According to DeCristofaro, Taglieri was one of eight people interviewed for the position, six of which were from within the school district.
Since his appointment, Taglieri has been transitioning out of Broad Meadows school while teams look for his replacement.