FY23 A.I. Institutional Change
Changes in the superintendency, district leadership teams, school committee members, and town officials can all have direct impacts on the work we do. Join a panel of expert SBAs who will share their experiences with changes in leadership in their own districts as well as when they have been the “newbie” in a new district. Learn tips on how to navigate institutional change from experienced SBAs who have survived every type of change.
Chief Finance and Operations Officer
Worcester Public Schools
Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations
Old Rochester Regional School District
Howard (Howie) Barber is a CPA for 25 years and has been a school business official for 15+ years. He is currently in his 3rd year as the Assistant Superintendent of Finance & Operations with the Old Rochester Regional School District & Mass School Superintendency Union #55. Howie is also an owner / president of a public CPA firm for 15+ years. He is an active member of MASBO, having served on the Board of Directors of MASBO & Past President, was the Chair of Strategic Plan Development Committee, previous Lecturer of the Massachusetts Education Licensure Program, along with many other organization functions; as well as ASBO International currently serving on the ASBOI Editorial Advisory Committee, Presenter for Transportation and Covid Impacted Operations, Committee Planning Member for ACE, and member of the Boot Camp Planning team and Chaired the Finance Resource Management Task Group.
School Business Administrator
Franklin Public Schools
Miriam Goodman is the School Business Administrator for the Franklin Public Schools and has held this position for the past 15 years. In this position, she oversees budget, payroll, accounts payable, state and federal grants, transportation, food service, and anything else that comes her way! Prior to this position in Franklin, Miriam was the Business Administrator for the Woonsocket School Department in Woonsocket, Rhode Island for 9 years. She also served on the board of the Rhode Island Association of School Business Officials. Prior to being in Rhode Island, she served as the Business Administrator/Board Secretary for the Cranford Public Schools in Cranford, New Jersey for 5 years.
Miriam holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Boston University and a Masters in School Business Administration from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.