Lifetime NASS member wins prestigious Massachusetts award


Boston, MA- Dr. Reza Namin, former Westbrook School Superintendent has been recognized as the 2016 Outstanding Educator by the Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education. Dr. Reza Namin is currently the Chief Academic Officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the Sheriff. He served as the superintendent of schools in Westbrook, Maine, Spencer East Brookfield Regional School and Ralph C. Mahar Regional School District in Massachusetts. The award will be presented during the MCAE Award Luncheon at the Network Conference on Friday May 13, 2016 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, Massachusetts. He is a resident of Old Orchard Beach and serving as the Chair of the Town of Old Orchard Beach Finance Committee.

Namin was among five education leaders in the United States who were the 2012 semifinalists for the National Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents (NASS). His impressive accomplishments including the Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Education- Worcester State University Alumni Award , 2011 National Superintendent of the Year Award Finalist, 2010 Maine Superintendent of the Year Nominee, and the recipient of the 2010 Maine Public Utilities Commission, Efficiency Maine’s Hastings Award.

Namin has also impressive athletic accomplishments including the 1991 NCAA New England Coach of the Year while serving as the Head Coach of Soccer at the Holy Cross College, inducted to the Worcester State University Athletic Hall of Fame, Second Team All American Soccer Player, and New England All Star Soccer Player. A former Professional Soccer Player who played for Boston and was drafted by the Dallas MLS Soccer Team. He is currently the Highest Scorer in the history of Worcester State University Soccer since 1984.

Dr. Namin has the Professional Certification as a School Superintendent (in Grades Pk-12) in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and New Jersey. He has a PhD in Math and Science Education with focus on Curriculum and Technology; Certificate of Advanced Studies in 3D Geometric Modeling from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Leadership and Educational Administration, MEd and BS in Chemistry and Mathematics from Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Namin completed his Post-Doctoral Studies in Leadership at Harvard Graduate School of Education.


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