Paul Schlichtman
2004 President, Massachusetts Association of School Committees

Paul Schlichtman served as President of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees in 2004. As President, Mr. Schlichtman was an activist who focused his presidency on strengthening the voice of school committee members across the Commonwealth.

Mr. Schlichtman is in his fifteenth year of school committee service for the Town of Arlington. He served four years as a member of the Minuteman Regional Vocational-Technical School Committee (1997-2001) before his election to the Arlington School Committee in 2001. He was re-elected in 2004, and chose not to seek re-election at the completion of his term in April, 2007.

Mr. Schlichtman returned to the Arlington School Committee in May, 2012, when he was appointed by the committee to fill the vacancy created when Joseph Curro, Jr. was elected to the Board of Selectmen. He was elected to finish the term in 2013, and was re-elected to a three year term in 2014.

He has served two terms as chair, vice-chair, and secretary to the Arlington School Committee. He served on the Superintendent Search, Budget, Curriculum Instruction Assessment and Accountability, Community Relations, and Policies and Procedures subcommittees. He is also an elected member of Arlington's Representative Town Meeting, representing Precinct 9, and has served as a Town Meeting Member for twenty-one years (1993-2003 and 2006-present).

Mr. Schlichtman was an active participant on the MASC Board of Directors for eight years, serving in 2003 as the Association's President-Elect, and formerly as Vice Chair and Chair of Division II. He has served as Chair of the MASC Resolutions and Nominations subcommittee. He has also served as a member of NSBA's Federal Relations Network and as a delegate to the NSBA Delegate Assembly. He continues to serve as a member of the Advocacy and Regional School subcommittees.

Mr. Schlichtman also serves as a member of the School and District Accountability and Assistance Advisory Council to the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. He is also a member of the Urban School Improvement Alliance Core Planning Group for the Northeast & Islands Regional Educational Laboratory at EDC.

Mr. Schlichtman previously served for three years as a member of the Governor's Advisory Commission on Local Government. He also served on the state's Special Commission to Investigate and Study Middle Education in the Commonwealth. He was also the National School Board Association representative to the Education Commission of the States - Wallace Foundation Data Informed Decision Making Leadership Issue Group.

To give MASC a stronger policy voice on Beacon Hill, he formed the association's Advocacy Committee, which is charged with organizing support and advancing the legislative agenda adopted at the association's Annual Meeting.

As a district administrator, former principal and classroom teacher (elementary and high school mathematics), Mr. Schlichtman has a wealth of experience in school finance, curriculum, accountability, and student assessment. His experience provides him with an understanding of the relationship between policy and practice in public education. A graduate of the City University of New York and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, he is currently Coordinator of Research, Testing and Assessment for the Lowell Public Schools.

Paul Schlichtman 47 Mystic Street - 8C Arlington MA 02474 781.641.3401
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