John Clements is Principal of Nipmuc Regional High School. He began his career at Nipmuc nineteen years ago as an English teacher and is entering his 14th year as an administrator and 7th as principal. Mr. Clements is passionate about evolving education to close the gaps between our beliefs about learning and our professional practice. He leads a talented team of educators that is focused on continuous improvement, including embedding opportunities for innovative learning that is accelerated by technology and community partnerships. Mr. Clements served 6 years as a Commissioner for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). For the past 10 years he has chaired accreditation visiting teams. He chaired NEASC’s committee to revise the 2020 Standards for Accreditation, leading the work to update accreditation for NEASC’s 600+ member schools. Mr. Clements recently completed his second year as President of the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides innovative programming to connect classrooms with industry. He is the recipient of NEASC’s 2016 Jacob Ludes III Leadership Award and MSSAA's 2017 Principal of the Year Award.
Mr. Clements is a believer in the power of professional sharing as a source of growth. He moderated a weekly Twitter chat, #thinktankED, and is a leader of The Inspired Learning Project. He has shared his professional work in a variety of venues including the National Science Teachers’ Association conference; the Leading Future Learning Conference; the Learn Launch Conference; MSSAA Summer Institutes; Massachusetts STEM Summits; NEASC’s Annual Meeting, Showcase of Model Schools, and Summer Chairs workshop; Plymouth State University; WPI’s STEM Education Center; the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS) Conference; and school districts across Massachusetts.
Mary Anne Moran
Mary Anne Moran is the associate principal at Nipmuc Regional High School in Upton, Massachusetts. Mrs. Moran began working at Nipmuc in 2003 as a math educator and transitioned into the role of associate principal in 2011. She has collaborated with teachers to redefine teaching and personalize learning through the implementation of a successful 1:1 program as well as promoted authentic learning through the development of 21st Century Learning Conferences. In partnership with students, parents, and community members, in 2013 Mrs. Moran helped launch the Nipmuc STEM Scholars Program followed by the Humanities Scholars Program, focusing on providing students with opportunities to connect their work in the classroom to careers through career exploration, workplace-readiness training, collegiate experiences, and rigorous academic programming. In acknowledgement of her work on the local and state level, Mrs. Moran was named MSSAA Massachusetts 2016 Assistant Principal of the Year.
Professionally, Mrs. Moran has shared her work at the Massachusetts STEM Summit, National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS) Conference, New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Annual Conference, Massachusetts Assistant Principals’ Conference, MSSAA Summer Institute, as well as at other local high schools. Additionally, Mrs. Moran has worked to bring educators from across the region to Nipmuc to learn about its 1:1 learning program, STEM and Humanities Scholars Program, the NEASC accreditation process, as well as 21st Century Learning Conferences. She is passionate about reimagining, redefining, and reinventing education to best prepare our students for the modern world.