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SEEing to Lead

Oct 4, 2021

Now in his seventh year as Principal of Uxbridge High School, Michael Rubin has successfully led Uxbridge High School’s designation as a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Innovation Pathway school, one of the first four schools in the state to earn this distinction. He currently serves on the PLTW Networking Conference Planning Committee, is chair of the Blackstone Valley Ed Hub Board of Advisors, UHS has also been recognized as a member of the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools and the CAPS Network, and Mr. Rubin has presented on the state and national level regarding UHS’ commitment to authentic learning and building partnerships with local industry. Mike was also the 2020 Massachusetts School Administrator's Association (MSAA) High School Principal of the Year.

Key Takeaways

  • Welcome the idea that every day brings new opportunity.
  • It's important to help all people in the school system.
  • Progression never happens in a straight line.
  • Engaged teachers by adjusting their perception to that of support rather than endangerment.
  • Ask and then highlight what teachers really believe in concerning education.
  • Continuous support is key to teacher buy-in and success.



featured in AMLE middle school career exploration handbook

Contributed to The Teacher's Guide to Self-Care (book by Melanie Pellowski)

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