Dr. Frank Tiano joined the Framingham Public Schools in July 2015 as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools. In his capacity as Framingham Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Tiano collaboratively redesigned the District Improvement Plan model and process to incorporate priorities of all schools and departments; and co-developed feedback, evaluation, and support model for building principals to facilitate professional growth and reflection. He collaborated with Framingham State University, Massachusetts Bay Community College, Keefe Technical High School presidents and superintendent to extend existing partnerships in order to integrate educational content, pedagogy, and related opportunities that cross all educational levels.
Dr. Tiano led the revision of the Framingham Emergency Response Plan with district, school, police, and fire leaders including creation of Emergency Response Communication Plan to increase the well-being of students and staff.
Dr. Tiano addressed district communication issues as defined in Framingham School Committee Communications Task Force by creating and managing district social media; developing cable access programming; creating pre-recorded matrix of ConnectEd calls; developing a cache of emergency communications for building/district use; developing press release protocols; and participating in website development. In addition, he created the Administrative Communications Task Force to identify internal communication issues and co-developed administrative meeting structure to foster vertical and horizontal communication and problem solving.
Prior to joining the Framingham Public Schools, Dr. Tiano served as Superintendent of the Chelmsford Public Schools from 2010-2015. In 2014, Dr. Frank Tiano was selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 100 top school leaders from across America to participate in the first-ever National Connected Superintendents Summit at the White House. Superintendent Tiano is among exemplary school superintendents who were recognized for their leadership in helping transition their districts to digital learning.
Dr. Tiano successfully authored and implemented the Chelmsford Public Schools District Strategic Plan, implemented school choice, implemented a comprehensive Incident Management Plan, lead the district anti-bullying committee to a successful plan and implementation of the PRIDE initiative. In addition, Dr. Tiano co-chaired the Synthetic Field Committee with the Chelmsford Town Manager that resulted in a $2.5 million public/private effort to install two synthetic fields and accompanying infrastructure.
A nationally-recognized technology leader, Dr. Tiano lead technology reform for 21st Century Classrooms, Wireless Connectivity, VOIP Phones, and Virtualization of the School Network, as well as school security, including surveillance cameras and keyless entry. Dr. Tiano was the Executive Producer of Chelmsford Telemedia Educational Channel where he spearheaded the creation of 8 regularly aired television shows highlighting district work, and was the co-host of Inside CPS.
A versatile leader, Frank Tiano served as President of the Merrimack Valley Superintendents Association and was awarded ‘Service Above Self’ by the Chelmsford Rotary. Dr. Tiano has been a featured speaker for the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents on a variety of topics, such as school safety, incident management, oversight of special education programs, as well as preparing the community for educational change.
Prior to becoming Chelmsford Superintendent, Dr. Tiano was the Assistant Superintendent, as well as the Principal of both McCarthy Middle School and Westlands Elementary School. Dr. Tiano’s career started in Nashua, New Hampshire where he was a teacher and an assistant principal. Dr. Tiano holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Bentley College, a Masters in Education degree from Simmons College, and a Doctorate of Education degree from UMASS Lowell.
Dr. Frank A. Tiano
Office of the Assistant Superintendent
73 Mt. Wayte Avenue
Framingham, Massachusetts 01702
Telephone: 508-626-9118 | Fax: 508-877-4240