Proposed by Governor Deval Patrick and overwhelmingly supported by the state legislature, our office was established on March 10, 2008. In partnership with the Commissioners and Departments of Early Education and Care, Elementary and Secondary Education, Higher Education and the University of Massachusetts system, we are committed to advancing actions and initiatives that will improve achievement for all students, close persistent achievement gaps, and to create a 21 st century public education system that prepares students for higher education, work and life in a world economy and global society.


Address, Phone and Fax

Executive Office of Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1403
Boston, MA 02108
Main Line: (617)979-8340
Fax: (617)727-0049


Executive Office of Education Staff

Below is a list of the Executive Office’s staff. For scheduling requests, please contact Kathleen Leonard at (617)979 8343 or For all media calls, please contact Rachael Neff at (617)979 8336 or For all legislative inquiries, please contact Kaitlin Lynch at (617)979 8339 or


Secretary of Education Matthew H. Malone, Ph.D.

Kathleen Leonard, Executive Assistant/Scheduler

Matthew Wilder, Chief of Staff

Jacqueline Anglin, Administrative Support

David Bunker, Chief Financial Officer

Marybeth Campbell, Director of Education & Workforce Development

Marissa Cole, Deputy Chief of Staff

James DiTullio, General Counsel

Glenn Gabbard, Ed.D. , Coordinator,  Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Program

Saeyun Lee, Ph.D., Policy Director

Kaitlin Lynch, Director of Legislative Affairs

Patricia McCarthy, Director of Human Resources

Rachael Neff, Director of Communications

Jill Norton, Consultant

Bridget Rodriguez, Director of Planning & Collaboration

Kathy Stinson, Program Coordinator

Abby Weiss, Director of the Governor’s Youth Readiness Cabinet

Sharon Wright, Chief Information Officer

Meng You, Business Manager


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