Superintendent's Office

Below is a list of staff members within the Office the of the Superintendent. Please see also the District Leadership for a list of Central Office Directors. The Central Office Roles and Responsibilities and Organizational Chart are available for your convenience. 

Superintendent                                                        Assistant Superintendent of Diversity, Equity and Human Resources
Dr. Michael Morris                                                   Doreen Cunningham
MorrisM@arps.org                                                  CunninghamD@arps.org
Tel. (413) 362-1823                                                 Tel. (413) 362-1807

Debbie Westmoreland                                             Sasha Figueroa
Assistant to the Superintendent                               Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent of Diversity, Equity &Human Resources
WestmorelandD@arps.org                                      FigueroaS@arps.org
Tel. (413) 362-1823                                                 Tel. (413) 362-1807

Superintendent's Vision Statement

We must recognize our students for who they are and must challenge them to excel while balancing their academic progress with expressive, personal, physical, civic, and social development. We must provide our students with the highest quality education possible in order to prepare them for success in a global, interconnected future. The 21st century education at ARPS will enable our students to address challenges we cannot predict, to use adaptive and creative thinking and problem-solving, to understand technology and languages, and to respect and understand diverse beliefs, cultures and backgrounds.

To achieve excellence for our students, we are committed to being the highest quality educational system possible. This includes a commitment to continual improvement, informed reflection, and the collection and analysis of data. As an educational system, we must attract and retain excellent educators who can provide a challenging, relevant and cohesive curriculum that serves the needs of our diverse students. We reaffirm our commitment to a vital and focused program of professional development for our staff and a safe environment for learning and constructive communication for our students. And we commit to the wise allocation of the resources our communities provide.

We need to ensure that every student participates in a rigorous and engaging learning experience.