FY24 Budget Workshop Part 1
Learn and engage with MASBO members as they learn how to budget for equity to improve student outcomes from Edunomics Fellow, Jessica Swanson. DESE representatives will introduce their new data tool, Power BI. School Business Administrators will share how they maximize federal, state, and local funds during their budget processes. Show your understanding by completing an online evaluation.
Edunomics, Georgetown University
Director of School Finance
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Rob O’Donnell is the Director of School Finance at DESE. The unit that he oversees is responsible for the Chapter 70 program, charter tuition and reimbursement calculations, school choice, the End of Year Report data collection, and the development of related data reports.
Director of Finance and Operations
Hudson Public Schools
Daniel Gale has been in school finance since 2008 and has worked in Worcester, Clinton, Grafton, and now Hudson. He graduated from Bucknell University with a major in Business Mgmt and from Clark University with a Master in Public Administration, and also completed the MASBO licensure program. Daniel is currently on the Board of Directors of MASBO. He enjoys professional development and collaborating with colleagues. When not in the office, he enjoys playing all sports, especially golf, with friends and with his son.
Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations
Lexington Public Schools
David has been the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations with the Lexington Public Schools since July 2019. Prior to joining Lexington, he was the Director of Finance in the Bedford Public Schools for sixteen years. David came to public education after ten years of service in state government and the nonprofit sector. He holds a BA in Government and Economics form Clark University and a Masters in Public Administration from Suffolk University.
Finance and Operations Manager, Special Education
Lexington Public Schools
Heidi Zimmerman currently works under the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations of the Lexington Public Schools, David Coelho. She specifically is the Finance and Operations Manager for the Special Education Dept. In this capacity over the last eleven years she has been involved in maximizing cost savings and revenue generation by carefully managing contracts and expenses related to Special Education. Prior to this Heidi served for three years each as the Business Manager for the Carlisle K-8 Public Schools (2006-2009) and as the Business Manager for the Beverly Public Schools (2002-2006).Prior to becoming a School Business manager Heidi worked as in the Inspector General's Office for over ten years (2002-1992) in a variety of capacities. Most of her time was spent as a primary developer and instructor of the MCCPO program and courses and Chapter 30B legal counsel.
Margaret Raymond Driscoll
Margaret Raymond Driscoll is MASBO's Executive Director and was previously its Professional Development Coordinator. She started her career in private industry and then volunteered her time at her childrens' elementary school, overseeing the development and implementation of a new library media center and managing it for nine years. Margaret is in her 15th year as a Melrose School Committee member.