Tim Piwowar was appointed as the Superintendent of Schools in Billerica in 2012 and has spent his entire career in the Billerica school system. Prior to taking the role of superintendent, he served in administrative roles as the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, the Director of Accountability and Information Systems, and the K-12 STEM Curriculum Coordinator. Tim’s career in Billerica began in 1997 when he was hired to teach mathematics and computer programming at Billerica Memorial High School. In addition to his role as superintendent in Billerica, Tim is the current President of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, and has been a member of the Association’s Executive Committee since 2015.
Tim’s proudest professional accomplishment is the transformation of the school system of Billerica that coincided with the opening of a new $176 million high school in September 2019. This change, which involved not only the building of a new school but also a district-wide grade reconfiguration and redistricting, was met with overwhelming support from the community and passed with 88% approval in the town-wide debt exclusion vote. Tim is excited about what opportunities this transformation will mean for the students of Billerica for generations to come.
A proud native of the Buffalo, NY area, Tim attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics. He also holds a Master of Science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a Master of Education from Endicott College.
Past AASA Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year Winners:
2021 Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year: Robert Baldwin
2020 Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year: Bradford Jackson
About the Superintendent of the Year:
As a sponsor of the superintendent of the Year program, First Student wants to recognize these leaders in a special way this year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the disruption that has affected all education systems but also the innovative approaches that the superintendents and school districts addressed through radio, television, zoom and take-home packages. These superintendents are the very best in public education and are needed more than ever during this crisis.
About the Award:
The superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, The School superintendents Association, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools.
State level winners are selected on the following criteria:
- Leadership for Learning
- Community Involvement