Massachusetts’ top education official to give keynote address at Cape Ann Chamber’s May membership power luncheon
The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Dr. Matthew Malone, will be the keynote speaker at the Chamber’s May Membership Power Luncheon. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 15 at The Essex Room at Woodman’s, 125 Main Street, Essex, with check-in beginning at 11:30 am and the luncheon program commencing at noon. As part of this program seven graduating seniors from Cape Ann’s high schools will be honored as the recipients of 2013 scholarships from the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.
As Secretary of Education, Matthew Malone serves as Governor Patrick’s top adviser on education and helps shape the Commonwealth’s education reform agenda. All are invited to attend to learn how Secretary Malone and the Executive Office of Education (EOE) are working in collaboration with state, regional, and local partners to achieve two overarching education goals of the Patrick-Murray Administration: to ensure that all students have access to high-quality educational opportunities from birth through post-secondary education, and how to close achievement and attainment gaps among different groups of students.
As Secretary, Malone directs the Executive Office of Education and works closely with all of the Commonwealth’s education agencies – Department of Early Education and Care, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Higher Education and the University of Massachusetts system – while serving as a voting member of the governing board of all four agencies.
Prior to his appointment as Secretary, Dr. Malone served as the Superintendent of the Brockton Public Schools. While Superintendent in Brockton, Dr. Malone led the development of an innovative strategy to increase student achievement known as R3: “Realigning Resources for Results”. This initiative, and others he helped implement, resulted in both increased student achievement and the narrowing of achievement gaps among students in Brockton.
He previously served as a Special Assistant to the Superintendent/Instruction Leader in the San Diego City School District and the Headmaster of Monument High School in South Boston, where he co-led the transformation of this large underperforming high school into three small, effective high schools. His work at Monument High School became a model for high school conversions in the Boston Public Schools.
Before beginning his career in education, Malone served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He is a Combat Veteran of the Persian Gulf War, having served in the Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti Theatres of Operations with the First Marine Division.
The cost for the May 15 Chamber luncheon with Secretary Matthew Malone is $35 for Chamber members in advance ($40 for the week or day of the event) and $50 for non-members. For further information about the event and to register please contact Events Manager Emily Harris at 978-283-1601 or email email@example.com.