STONEHAM — The Stoneham School Board officially welcomes David Ljungberg as the new Superintendent of Stoneham Public Schools.
Superintendent Ljungberg began his new duties in July. He replaces Superintendent John Macero, who retired after more than five years with the district.
“When Superintendent Macero announced his retirement, we couldn’t think of a better candidate than David Ljungberg. He has been with the district for six years, working quietly in the background, as an assistant superintendent,” said school board vice chair Melanie Fiore. “While not in the limelight, David is responsible for many of the initiatives that have moved Stoneham forward, and we are excited about the future of Stoneham Public Schools under his leadership.”
Superintendent Ljungberg joined the district in 2016 as program director and has served as assistant superintendent since 2017.
As assistant superintendent, he has been instrumental in ensuring the district has structures in place to provide students with educational, social and emotional support, as well as food deliveries, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Other initiatives in which Superintendent Ljungberg was instrumental include: developing an educational plan for the new high school building; securing significant grants, including those that have allowed the district to run free summer programs for the past three years; organize professional development programs focusing on multi-level support systems, universal design for learning and social-emotional learning; partner with Salem State University to create a hiring pipeline; and more.
Superintendent Ljungberg previously served as a principal, vice-principal and program director with the Hopkinton Public School District, as well as a teacher in the Acton-Boxborough, Dover-Sherborn, Shrewsbury and Leominster school districts. He began his education career in Seattle, Washington as a fourth grade teacher in 2001.
“All of my experiences have given me real insight into the different and important hats people wear in school districts. education, to support district employees, students, and the wider community as superintendent,” said Superintendent Ljungberg. “As I step into this new role, I also want to thank Superintendent Macero for his mentorship and guidance over the past few years, he taught me a lot to prepare me for this position.
Superintendent Ljungberg holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology with a minor in elementary education from Clark University, a master’s degree in education with a concentration in literacy from Providence College, and a master’s degree in education with a concentration in management. organizational and school leadership at Endicott College.
To watch a video to learn more about Superintendent Ljungberg and his plans for the upcoming school year, please click here.