Dr. Frank Tiano is entering his 33rd year in education and his 9th year as a school superintendent. In addition to being superintendent, he has also served as an elementary teacher, an elementary and middle school building administrator, and an assistant superintendent. In addition to being an educational leader, Dr. Tiano has worked as a task force member for a school threat assessment and response team and as a board member for several educational collaboratives. He has also volunteered his time with community organizations such as Rotary Club, YMCA, Chamber of Commerce, and Boys and Girls Club and has presented on such topics as school safety, teacher home visits, and community outreach. In 2014, Dr. Tiano was chosen as 1 of 100 superintendents nationwide to attend the Superintendent’s Summit at the White House to sign the Future Ready Pledge with the President of the United States.
As an undergraduate at Bentley University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management, Dr. Tiano realized that he wanted to pursue a career path in education. A year later, he earned his Master of Arts in Teaching from Simmons University in 1990. That fall he began his career in the Nashua Public Schools District, where he was a 5th-grade teacher and an assistant principal for ten years.
In 2000, Dr. Tiano began a 15-year relationship with the public schools of Chelmsford, the town where he lived with his family. Over that time, he served as an elementary and middle school principal, assistant superintendent for human resources and superintendent of schools. In addition to working and raising his family, he completed his Doctor of Education in Leadership and Schooling from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2006. Prior to joining the Ludlow team, he served in leadership positions in the Framingham, Uxbridge, and Dover-Sherborn school districts.
Dr. Tiano assumed his responsibilities as the LPS Superintendent of Schools on July 1, 2022, the same day that he moved to Ludlow, and is looking forward to a great school year.