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Welcome to the Inspire ’17 Professional Development Day Website.  

This Participant-Driven PD Day has a wide variety of options for MURSD educators to explore new ideas, collaborate with colleagues and learn from one another.

Register for Sessions:  
  • Please view the schedule options and click on the sessions you would like to attend to register and to build your day’s schedule.  
  • This can be changed at any time leading up to the day.  
  • You can view the schedule in various forms (simple, expanded, grid, by venue) by clicking on the Schedule Dropdown arrow.
Logistics:  
  • The day will begin at 8:00, with the keynote presentation, starting promptly at 8:15 in the Nipmuc HS Auditorium. 
  • Once sessions are approaching capacity, registration maybe closed if we can’t find a larger venue.  
  • Some rooms may be changed between now and the day of the event.  
  • Some details of sessions may be adapted as well.
Search Features:  
  • You can use the filtering feature on the right by clicking on the topical categories. 
  • You can also use the search box to search by keyword, people, or tags.  
  • Want to know who is attending various sessions?  Click on the session and the attendees will be listed on the session page.  

Important Note:  
  • Please read the session information carefully.  Some of the sessions are open to all participants and others are for targeted groups only or ar individual projects.
avatar for John Clements

John Clements

Nipmuc Regional High School, Upton, MA, USA
Co-Principal
MA, USA
2020 NEASC Jacob Ludes III Leadership Award Recipient - In recognition of a NEASC volunteer whose exemplary leadership performance strengthened the Association.

John Clements is Principal of Nipmuc Regional High School. A graduate of Boston University, he began his career at Nipmuc 21 years ago as an English teacher. He spent seven years as an assistant principal and is currently in his ninth year as principal. Mr. Clements is passionate about evolving education to meet the needs of the modern world. He leads a talented team of educators that is focused on continuous improvement, including embedding opportunities to support student agency, deep inquiry, and real work that has relevance beyond the classroom. Mr. Clements is the recipient of the 2017 Massachusetts Principal of the Year Award.

The Jacob Ludes Leadership Award has been created to recognize volunteers within the New England Association of Schools and Colleges who demonstrate leadership qualities that further the goals and objectives of the Association. The recipient of this award is one who has created, led, managed or developed a program, project, or activity that has productively impacted the Association or one of its Commissions in a given year.

John is a personable, innovative, and articulate Principal who generously shares his knowledge with others. Regarded as an educational leader throughout New England, John has served NEASC in several leadership capacities. His commitment to the development of the new Standards for Accreditation has ensured that the NEASC brand continues to be recognized as the gold standard representing integrity and quality.

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