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James A. Caradonio

superintendent, Worcester Public Schools

Dr. James Caradonio has been the Superintendent of the Worcester Public Schools since May of 1999. In that capacity he oversees, coordinates, and evaluates all phases of school district operations in an urban school district of 24,300 students, 2,775 employees, and 56 buildings. From 1993 to 1999, Dr. Caradonio served as Worcester's Deputy Superintendent, and he has previously held positions as the Assistant Superintendent of East Greenwich (RI) Public Schools, and as a consultant to the Cambridge (MA) Public Schools. He has also worked in the Boston Public Schools and as a ninth grade teacher in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Dr. Caradonio holds B.A. from Merrimack College, a M.Ed. (Secondary Education) from Northeastern University, and an Ed.D. (Administration Planning and Social Policy) from the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.