|For Immediate Release|
|Monday, March 29, 2004|
|Contact:||Heidi B. Perlman 781-338-3106 or Kimberly Beck 781-338-3105|
Deputy Education Commissioner to Leave DOE for Collaborative
MALDEN - Deputy Education Commissioner Mark McQuillan will leave the Department of Education in June to become the new executive director of The Edco Collaborative in Boston.
McQuillan has served as second-in-command under Education Commissioner David P. Driscoll since 2002.
While at the Department McQuillan has overseen the state’s implementation of the titles under No Child Left Behind, has managed the agency’s day-to-day operations, and overseen the development and management of the annual $4 billion budget. He has also worked with senior staff to develop a Strategic Plan for the agency’s future.
“Mark has played a critical role in directing our efforts to implement the many facets of the federal No Child Left Behind Act in concert with the Department’s strategic plan for Education Reform,” said Commissioner Driscoll. “His experience as an educator and as a leader have been a tremendous asset to us. I wish him only the best in his next endeavor, but we will miss him at the Department.”
Driscoll said the position will be filled, but no immediate candidate has been named.
The EdCo trustees voted to name McQuillan their next executive director at their meeting on Friday. EdCo is a voluntary collaborative of 21 urban and suburban school districts serving the Greater Boston area.
Prior to coming to the DOE, McQuillan spent seven years as superintendent of the Lincoln public schools, and served as superintendent of the Andover public schools from 1991-1994. Before that he was assistant superintendent in Beverly.