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Superintendent-Director Kathleen A. Dawson
Daniel O`Brien

Dr. Kathleen A. Dawson, the Superintendent of the Minuteman Regional Technical School District, announced in a letter to families that she will hold town hall-style meetings for parents in each of the district's nine towns. Click here to view the schedule and RSVP.

Here is Dr. Dawson's letter:

Dear Minuteman Community,

It’s hard to believe it has already been five months since I started as the new superintendent of the Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District – and what awesome five months they have been. 

Since our teachers and students returned to school in late August, they have not stopped at being amazing. Every day, they continue to demonstrate why Minuteman has the reputation of being one of the premier technical districts in the state. Through my “L.O.L. engagements” — Listen, Observe & Learn — as part of my entry plan, I’ve been fortunate to witness our district’s greatness.

Thus far, I have listened and learned from students, teachers, community, and higher education partners. I’ve met with local and state elected officials, alumni, business partners, and industry Advisory Committee members. I’ve attended a number of student activities and district events. All this is part of my entry plan and effort to learn about where Minuteman has been and where we are now, so that we can determine where we want to go.

Principal Clement and I met with the Minuteman Parents Association (MPA) in early October, and I continue to seek to listen and learn from additional parents/families in our towns. That’s why we will hold town hall meetings for current Minuteman High School parents and guardians in each of the nine towns in our regional school district: Acton, Arlington, Bolton, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Needham, and Stow. View schedule and RSVP.

Not only is it essential for me to hear from you, but it is also important for me to see and experience all of our district communities, which all have unique characteristics and histories. I want to listen to your perspectives, concerns, and aspirations; observe what’s happening in our district; and learn from your feedback and experiences with Minuteman.

Most of all, I want you to share with me what is working well at Minuteman and what you think needs improvement. What do you see as the most important aspects of a Minuteman experience that every graduate should come away with?

I share my deepest appreciation and gratitude to our staff, students, families, communities, business partners and to all those who support Minuteman. We cannot do what we do and be what we are without each and every one of you. Thank you!


Dr. Kathleen A. Dawson
Minuteman Regional Technical School District