BOSTON – Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Carol R. Johnson announced the appointment of Roger Bourgeois as Assistant Superintendent for Technical/Vocational Network. Mr. Bourgeois, who currently serves as Superintendent of Essex Agricultural and Technical High School in Hathorne, will direct the district’s efforts to expand and enhance technical and vocational opportunities, particularly at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Roxbury.
“This appointment signals a new day at Madison Park,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “We have a great opportunity to bring this school to the next level and see it blossom into the gold standard of technical vocational education. I’m excited by what lies ahead for the entire Madison Park community.”
Mr. Bourgeois will be responsible for the district’s technical/vocational work, but will focus immediately on the implementation of the Innovation School plan at Madison Park, including the search for a permanent Headmaster.
“Roger has a demonstrated success in creating centers of excellence at technical and vocational high schools,” said Dr. Johnson. “I’m glad to have found someone of his caliber to help us bring our vision of Madison Park to life.”
Mr. Bourgeois has previously served as Assistant Superintendent at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Billerica and for six years taught carpentry at Lynn Vocational Technical Institute. He will begin his post April 1.
“I’m excited and honored to be a part of this transformative work within the Boston Public Schools,” said Mr. Bourgeois. “With the support of city and school leaders such as Mayor Menino and Superintendent Johnson, there is no doubt great things are on the horizon for Madison Park and all BPS students who choose to enroll in technical or vocational education.”