Toby N. Romer, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education and Special Programs

  • Responsible for: secondary schools, METCO, career & technical education, language acquisition, special assignments, Community Education and summer school. 

  • Prior to becoming Assistant Superintendent in July of 2015, Toby Romer worked in numerous teaching and leadership roles at the secondary as well as elementary level. Most recently, he served as Director of Professional Development and Data Inquiry at the Orchard Gardens K-8 School, an acclaimed former turnaround school in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. Prior to that, he held the position of headmaster of Brighton High School, a large, diverse Boston public high school. In that role, he led a school reorganization and developed an extensive teacher leadership program during a period of sustained academic growth at the school.

    Mr. Romer began his career as a substitute teacher and mentoring program coordinator in Boston, and went on to serve as a teacher, teacher leader, assistant headmaster and headmaster. He has taught Spanish, social studies, English as a second language and mathematics, as well as served as a leadership coach for teachers and principals.

    He holds an A.B. in Social Studies and Education from Harvard College and an Ed.M. in School Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.