Jill Rossetti is the new superintendent of Blue Hills Regional Technical School.
The Blue Hills Regional District School Committee appointed her to the position in June 2019 to succeed James Quaglia, who retired at the end of September 2019. The selection was the result of a national search conducted with the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.
“I am honored to take the lead and continue making progress on our positive culture and school climate while focusing on excellent teaching and learning,” Rossetti said. “I am excited to begin this new chapter and work collaboratively with our students, staff, committee and community.”
She is the first female superintendent of the school in its 53-year history. She served as acting superintendent from Sept. 1 to Oct. 1, when she became superintendent.
Rossetti is passionate about career and technical education, academics and sports. She brings a great deal of experience to the position of superintendent as a student teacher, substitute teacher, writing lab specialist and as an information systems and networking instructor for many years at Blue Hills.
She holds an undergraduate degree in teaching and a Master of Education as well as certification from the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators Leadership I and II programs. She spent 10 years in administration at Blue Hills, including five years as academic director and five years as principal.
She has an important dual perspective on the educational process as an educator herself and as the parent of a daughter currently attending a career and technical education school.
An upcoming milestone at Blue Hills will be the conclusion of a major renovation of the Blue Hills building which began in June 2018.
“In a technical school, the updated infrastructure, fiber optic backbone, new servers and VOIP communications are a must for 21st century education,” said Rossetti. “Our new electrical systems will accommodate increased number of computers and state-of-the-art technical program equipment. Our students will benefit from improved fresh air and improved climate conditions. There are also new floors, new windows, new doors, ceilings, lighting, and colors that will enhance students’ learning experiences in well-equipped, modern science labs.”
There will be new and improved locker rooms and lockers for physical education and extracurricular athletics, a culinary arts program with restaurant enhancements and 16 other training spaces for Blue Hills’ career/vocational technical programs.
“Modernizing our technological infrastructure and making Americans with Disabilities Act improvements will make the building more comfortable and accessible for all,” said Rossetti. “I’m looking forward to celebrating the final phase of this deep renovation process with everyone.”
“I’m privileged and honored to work with a dedicated, intelligent, caring group of students and adults,” said Rossetti. “The educators at Blue Hills are our biggest asset along with our staff, administration and our facilities personnel. Working with educators who are as passionate as I am about education — and working with students, growing more instructional leaders, teacher leaders and student leaders for the future — is something that truly energizes me.”