Stephen J. Theall is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Organization of Educational Collaboratives. MOEC is the statewide organization that is the primary advocate for and facilitator of inter-district collaboration for the provision of educational programs and related services. Its membership includes the 28 educational collaboratives who serve more than 300 member school districts across the Commonwealth. Prior to his appointment at MOEC, Mr. Theall retired as the Superintendent of Schools in Needham, Massachusetts and has held several senior leadership positions during his thirty-eight-year career in the Cambridge and Needham public schools. He is past president of and one of the founding members of the Massachusetts Association of School Personnel Administrators (MASPA). He is a past board member of The Educational Cooperative (TEC), the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), Empowering Multi-cultural Initiatives (EMI), and the Metco Advisory Committee to the Commissioner of Education. Recently, he was an appointed member of Governor Patrick╩╝s Readiness Project serving on its long-term funding subcommittee. Mr. Theall is a retired member of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS) and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). He is member of the Association of Educational Service Agencies, which is the national parent association to which MOEC belongs. Mr. Theall holds a bachelor’s degree in the classics from Colgate University and a master of education degree in educational administration from Boston State College and is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions.