Sam had previously served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Student Support, Assistant Headmaster, and math teacher, among other roles, for more than a decade. Sam has a track record of working across various BPS departments to provide positive outcomes for students, including obtaining services for English learners and students with special needs, along with other student supports. He also assists schools with numerous operational and school safety issues and has often assisted with the budget, labor relations, and other areas. Sam is a graduate of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School and has obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the same institution.