André Ravenelle has just finished his 11th year as Superintendent of the Fitchburg Public Schools, but has been an innovative educator for closer to three decades. His eclectic teaching and educational leadership background includes almost a decade of historical interpretation and craftsmanship at Old Sturbridge Village, teaching French, Spanish and art at Roxbury's Mission High School, assistant principal of Chelsea High School, and administration of Barnstable and Lexington Public Schools. In the spring of 2006 he was chosen as one of 13 Massachusetts education administrators for a two week educational exchange in China. He holds a B.A. from Assumption College, Masters in Theology from Weston School of Theology, and a Masters in Education from Boston College. Professionally, André was president of the Mass Association of School Superintendents in 2015, recipient of the 2016 Masslnsight Partners in Excellence Award, serves on numerous education-related boards and collaboratives including: the Governor's After School and Out of School Coordinating Council, Fitchburg State University Professional Development Center, Fitchburg Art Museum, FLLAC Collaborative, the Worcester County Superintendent's Association, a member of the Harvard Roundtable and ASCD, and Co-Chair of the Health Coalition of Central Massachusetts. He was the 2014 recipient of the Fitchburg State University President's Award and the 2016 AASA Superintendent of the Year.