Office of Turnaround & Transformation

  • Welcome to the Office of Turnaround & Transformation web page! We are committed to supporting the highest-needs schools in the district as they work to accelerate positive outcomes for students. Just as all students can achieve, every school can become a great school. Here you will find more information about this Office as well as resources highlighting effective Turnaround practices from around the district and state. 

    Who We Are

    Every successful school Turnaround or Transformation effort is the product of hard work and collaboration between a broad group of school and district leaders, community members, and families.

    What We Do

    Turnaround & Transformation works with leaders across the district to coordinate supports for schools that have been designated Underperforming by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, as well as schools seeking to make transformative improvement outside the turnaround process prescribed by law. We focus on guiding school leaders through the Turnaround and Transformation processes, including planning, goal setting, monitoring, and demonstrating and documenting successes. The Office also supports district and school efforts to engage school communities in improvement processes, and to promote transparency and partnership at all stages.