WAKEFIELD – The Massachusetts Partnership for Youth, Inc. and Woburn Public Schools are pleased to announce that Dr. Matthew Crowley, Superintendent of Woburn Public Schools, has received the 14th annual Dr. Patrick A. Schettini Jr. Memorial Award. 

Superintendent Crowley was presented with the award on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at MPY’s conferenceon the Current Challenges in Keeping Schools Safe, held at Minuteman Vocational Technical School in Lexington. 

Superintendent Crowley was nominated for the honor by Eric Conti, Superintendent of Burlington Public Schools.

“Matt is not a flashy or self-serving leader. He is a quiet, competent, caring leader who deserves to be recognized for his accomplishments,” Superintendent Conti said in his nomination letter.

The Dr. Patrick A. Schettini, Jr. Memorial Award is presented to an active school superintendent, police or fire chief from a MPY member district. Dr. Schettini was a teacher, administrator and superintendent who displayed leadership and compassion toward his students and worked tirelessly to improve education through his efforts at the local, state, and federal level. Nominees for this award exemplify Dr. Schettini’s commitment to the health and safety of students, while dealing with the complexities of the 21st century. 

Superintendent Crowley grew up in New Bedford Massachusetts. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, and his master’s degree in education from Boston College. Prior to his arrival in Woburn, he spent the majority of his educational career at Brockton High School. Dr. Crowley began his career as a history teacher, coach, and student advisor. Eventually, he moved into administration at Brockton High School. While working in Brockton, he earned his Doctorate from UMass Lowell, with his research focusing on Social Capital and immigrant outcomes. Dr. Crowley came to Woburn Public Schools in 2015 as the Assistant Superintendent and was named Superintendent in 2018.

“I am so honored to be recognized by the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, which does amazing work for the educators and youth of our state,” said Superintendent Crowley. “I would not be able to do what I do without the help of the fellow administrators and educators in Woburn, our wonderful students, and all those who continue to show support for our district; thank you all.”

“I am thrilled to see Dr. Matthew Crowley receive the Dr. Patrick A. Schettini Award. It is evident that he cares deeply about the wellness and safety of his students, educators, and all members of the Woburn school community and continuously shares his knowledge about school safety with others whenever possible,” said Director Daniels.

About the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc.

Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides training, fosters collaboration, and develops programming to increase the health and safety of students. MPY is committed to bringing cutting-edge information and high-quality trainings to constituents and endeavors to provide solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing and ideally eliminating risky behaviors for youth.

Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth is governed by a Board of Directors made up of school superintendents, police and fire chiefs, and other community leaders who work closely with MPY staff to deliver this mission. To learn more, visit: https://massachusettspartnershipsforyouth.com/

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