Superintendent's Message

    District Info

    As a suburban community of 9 square miles with a rich, historic, New England heritage, Longmeadow offers a beautiful and wholesome residential setting along the Connecticut River for a population of approximately 16,000 people. 

    There is no industry within the town limits. The community is a pleasant, old New England town characterized by stately colonial homes, tree-shaded streets, and parks with swimming pools, tennis courts, and playgrounds. 

    Settled in 1644, Longmeadow has many historically designated houses, interspersed with attractive newer ones on spacious lots. It is an ideal place to raise a family. 

    The School System

    In 2013-2014, The Longmeadow Public Schools serves  2829 students in grades K-12. The system is composed of six schools:

                                     

          

    Grades

        Enrollment

    2013-2014

     

     

     

    Blueberry Hill

    K-5

    466

    Center School

    K-5

    355

    Wolf Swamp

    K-5

    354

    Glenbrook

    6-8

    312

    Williams

    6-8

    371

    High School

    9-12

    971

    Total

     

    2,829

     

    The system is responsive to the high educational expectations of its citizens and the individual learning needs of its pupils through solid basic offerings and well-staffed and well-organized counseling and pupil personnel services.  The system's excellent schools are a major reason people move into Longmeadow.  District scores on state tests have each year been among the highest in the state.

    Central Office Info

    The office is open from 8am to 4pm during the school year and 8am to 3pm during school vacations. 

    To call, dial 413-565-4200 and enter the extension when prompted to do so.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Ms. Marie H. Doyle, Superintendent, joined the Longmeadow Public Schools in July, 2010.  She is a leader who has served in education as a teacher in Belmont & Lowell, MA, curriculum specialist and assistant principal in Foxborough, MA , principal in Newton, MA  and most recently, superintendent in Carlisle, MA.  Marie’s expertise on curriculum is noteworthy as she brings teachers together to collaborate during curriculum review cycles by sharing best practices. She is also keenly focused on integrating twenty-first century skills through enhanced integration of technology and student assessment so that curriculum can be differentiated. Marie Doyle's greatest legacy may be her commitment to helping all children succeed as she focuses on building curriculum and programs that help children who thrive socially and academically under her care. 

    But who is Marie Doyle?  You might want to know more about her family to understand the core of her true essence.  Marie is part of a large, loving Irish family where everyone is welcome and the love is endless.   Jack and Joan Doyle, Marie's parents, wanted a large family and that is exactly what they got:  8 children, 11 grandchildren and an array of wonderful in-laws. The clan gathers for every possible occasion as they relish a reason to assemble together for birthdays, holidays, graduations and more.  Summers, as well as other special holidays, always include a pilgrimage to Cape Cod where the entire family gathers to spend as many lazy days possible in the sun and evenings gathered to chat and play games.   Boating, clamming, golfing, walking the beach, riding the waves, reading, listening, laughing, and joking all make this Marie’s special place as she relishes her time on Cape Cod.   

    Finally, Marie Doyle is a loved and respected friend.  In speaking to old college friends, teachers and administrators, they report the same stories: Marie is caring, loyal, fun and smart.  Friends talk about memorable events and trips made special by Marie's humor, passion, sense of adventure and love of people. From white water rafting and horseback riding in Wyoming, to visiting China with an American delegation, Marie loves to meet people and learn new things. Marie Doyle is a valued friend and mentor.


    Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations

    Thomas J. Mazza



















    Assistant Superintendent for Learning

    Susan Bertrand began her career in the Longmeadow Public Schools as a Special Education Supervisor six years ago.
     While in the role of special education supervisor, she coordinated special education services for students, supervised special education staff, and managed special education programs at several schools.  Prior to Longmeadow, Susan taught English as a Second Language in Enfield, Ct for several years, and taught special education for the city of Chicopee and for the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative.  She has taught special education courses for the Westfield State College/Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative partnership.  An undergraduate degree in business led to a career in sales and marketing in the private sector for several years before turning to education.  Susan has a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Special Education, and advanced graduate courses in administration.  As Director of Pupil Services, Susan facilitates the special education programs in the district, coordinates the 504, METCO and English Language Learner programs, and facilitates kindergarten and preschool screenings.  Susan joined the administrative team as Interim Director of Pupil Services in July of 2006.
    Ms. Bertrand  assumed the role of Asst. Superintendent of Learning as of July 1, 2014.


    Director of Pupil Services

    To be Determined


    Director of Technology

    Kevin Warenda joined the Longmeadow Public Schools as Director of Technology in 2006 after 7 years in Higher Education technology management and several years of consulting work on projects in every major industry segment. Along with a passion for education and technology, a BS in Management Information Systems and an MBA in Management Consulting, Kevin brings a wealth of experience in network and systems administration, software development, web design, strategic planning, and project management to all aspects of managing an IT system. Kevin has recently completed the design and implementation of projects in network infrastructure, client and server virtualization, voice over IP telephony, and is currently working on planning for secure enterprise wireless in Longmeadow. In addition to managing the operations of Longmeadow IT services, Kevin serves on the board of directors of a not-for-profit faith-based organization currently serving the needs of the poor in Haiti and is also a member of the Massachusetts Educational Technology Administrators Association (METAA), Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE), and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).