Northborough – Dr. Reza Namin of Northborough has been appointed director of education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the Sheriff, Franklin County Office.
Namin previously served as the superintendent of schools for the Spencer-East Brookfield School District, the Westbrook (Maine) School Department, and the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School District, serving Orange, New Salem, Wendell and Petersham. During his four-year tenure, the Mahar School District went from the low performing school to being recognized as one of the “Best Schools in the United States,” according to U.S. News & World Report.
Namin was among five education leaders in the United States who were the 2012 semifinalists for the National Superintendent of the Year. He recently completed his post-doctoral studies in educational leadership at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
He has also been recognized by the Northborough Board of Selectmen, on behalf of the citizens of Northborough for six years of dedicated service as chair of the Northborough Youth Commission and is a member of the National Superintendent Association Executive Board.