FY24 February Bi-Monthly

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Learn and engage with MASBO members as they hear the challenges and benefits one district incurred when bringing transportation in-house, examine best practices for recruiting, hiring, and retaining educators of color, as well as through partnerships with local colleges and universities, and celebrate their role in the education of students across the Commonwealth. Show your understanding by completing an online evaluation.

Lindsey Albernaz

Business Manager

READS Collaborative

Lindsey Albernaz is a Certified Public Accountant, former auditor in the Governmental and Nonprofit public accounting sector and is currently the Business Manager for READS Collaborative located in Middleboro, MA. While starting her career out in public accounting in 2005, Lindsey transitioned into the public education beginning as the joint Director of Business and Finance for the Somerset Public Schools and Somerset Berkley Regional School District in 2014. She joined READS Collaborative in 2019. Lindsey holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and master’s degree in Taxation. She currently lives with her husband and two daughters in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

Brian Allen

Chief Finance and Operations Officer

Worcester Public Schools

Samuel Rippin

Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance

Peabody Public Schools

Julia Marko

Director of Finance and Operations

BART Charter Public School

Robert O'Donnell

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.

Daniel Gale

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.

Margaret Raymond Driscoll

Executive Director


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.


FY24 February Bi-Monthly Agenda
Recorded 02/06/2024  |  60 minutes
Recorded 02/06/2024  |  60 minutes
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Feedback: Get on the Bus for Transportation Cost Savings and Better Customer Service
Recorded 02/06/2024  |  60 minutes
Recorded 02/06/2024  |  60 minutes
Feedback: Finding Quality Educators Through Partnerships with Local Colleges and Universities
Recorded 02/06/2024  |  60 minutes
Recorded 02/06/2024  |  60 minutes
DESE Educational Vision
Recorded 02/06/2024  |  60 minutes
Recorded 02/06/2024  |  60 minutes
The State of Educator Racial Diversity in Massachusetts | E2C Hub
Recorded 02/06/2024  |  60 minutes
Recorded 02/06/2024  |  60 minutes
Feedback: Promising Practices and Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Teaching Workforce
Recorded 02/06/2024  |  60 minutes
Recorded 02/06/2024  |  60 minutes
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3.50 PDPs credits  |  Certificate available
3.50 PDPs credits  |  Certificate available