The Superintendent is supported by a seven-member Cabinet or Leadership Team.
Adam Deleidi, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services
Adam began his career in Chelsea in 1997, then worked in Saugus and Revere before returning to Chelsea. Prior to his role as assistant superintendent, he was principal of the Berkowitz School, assistant principal at the middle school level, an instructional math coach at all levels, a middle school math teacher, and an elementary science teacher. His pedagogy was highlighted in the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) publication Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. His work with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) was highlighted in the spring 2015 publication of the Scholastic Administrator. Adam is responsible for overseeing the District’s system of supports designed to ensure that all Chelsea students are ready to learn at their highest levels every day, such as special education, social-emotional learning, and English Language learning, among others. Adam has a CAGS in curriculum and instruction from Lesley University and a Master’s in Education and Bachelor of Arts from Salem State University. He was a National Board Certified Teacher and completed the Merrimack Leadership Academy administrative licensure program. Mr. Deleidi was born and raised in Chelsea.
Michael P. Lovato, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning
Michael P. Lovato brings over 19 years of educational experience to the Assistant Superintendent Position in Chelsea. Mr. Lovato grew up in Las Vegas, New Mexico as a proud product of public school that prepared him to become a first-generation college graduate. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Superintendent for the Chelsea Public Schools, he worked as the Director of Special Education for the Lowell Public Schools. During this time, he successfully led the special education department through the pandemic, while increasing graduation rates by 14 percent for students with special education needs, provided support to 28 schools to effectively provide academic and social support while maintaining all compliance indicators. Mr. Lovato’s experience includes serving as the New Mexico State Director of Special Education and the Questa Independent Schools Superintendent. Mr. Lovato also served in the Armed Forces where he received an Honorable Discharge after 13 years of service. Mr. Lovato has been a key contributor in the development of alternative schools, improved academic gains, student advocacy, and leading change as an administrator to improve the overall quality of the district.
Dr. Aaron T. Jennings, Equity, Diversity and Excellence Officer
Before joining CPS, Dr. Jennings was the Vice President of Education and Impact for a national EdTech startup where he provided thought leadership and K12 technical expertise on chronic absenteeism, the whole child approach, and the Multi-Tiered System of Supports. He brings experience working on behalf of students and families in New Jersey, Washington DC, Missouri, Virginia, and Massachusetts. In his CPS role, Dr. Jennings leads capacity building for schools and departments to develop and consistently implement equitable and inclusive policies and practices across the school district. Dr. Jennings received his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Government from the University of Virginia, Masters of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis and Doctorate of Education Leadership from Harvard University. In his spare time, Dr. Jennings loves building and deepening new relationships with Chelsea students, families, and community members.
Monica Lamboy, Executive Director of Administration and Finance
Before joining CPS, Monica was a Senior Associate at the Collins Center at UMass Boston where she led teams engaged in improving processes and financial stability in towns and school districts across the state. She brings over 30 years of progressively senior management experience in municipalities across the country, including stints as Executive Director of Strategic Planning & Community Development in Somerville, MA, Chief Operating Officer of the Washington, D.C. Department of Health and as Chief Administrative Officer of Oakland, California’s Community & Economic Development Agency. At CPS, Monica leads all districtwide administrative functions except human resources. These include budget development and financial management, buildings and grounds, information technology, and food services, among others. She has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Princeton University and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. Monica is an avid cyclist and may be seen bicycling to work throughout the year.Dr. Tamara Blake-Canty, Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Tamara Blake-Canty served as a principal of an elementary school in the Boston Public Schools and a middle school principal in the City of Cambridge. Under her leadership, her school improved from an underperforming school to a high performing school becoming a “gem” in the Boston Public Schools. Dr. Blake-Canty worked with Dr. Maria Brisk (Boston College professor and Former Chair of the Lynch School of Education) for over a decade with improving the academic performance of second language learners using Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL). They also presented their work at conferences throughout the country. Most recently, Dr. Blake-Canty worked in Chelsea Public Schools (CPS) as the Literacy and Humanities Coordinator 5-12. Dr. Blake-Canty obtained her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has also garnered a CAGS in Urban Leadership from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2008. She holds a master’s degree in Urban Education from Wheelock College in Boston and an undergraduate degree in Child Psychology from Emmanuel College.
Christine Lee, Director of Human Resources
Prior to working with CPS, Christine was a Human Capital Manager at Boston Public Schools working with all high school leaders on staffing related matters. Her work included performance management and talent management support for school leaders, developing hiring and retention strategies, onboarding employees, and providing guidance around personnel matters. Christine was formerly a middle school science teacher working to deepen her students’ curiosity and understanding of the world around them. Christine began her professional career as a paralegal at Cravath, Swaine, and Moore LLP. Christine earned her M.Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education, teaching certification from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and her B.A. from Smith College. She enjoys playing tennis, skiing, traveling, and volunteering in the community.
Michael Sullivan, Communication Specialist
Michael arrives at Chelsea Public Schools after serving as the Assistant Athletic Director for Communications at Merrimack College. He brings a diverse background of skill sets to the position including media relations, social media management, content creation and public relations. Michael will strive to further connect Chelsea Public Schools to the Chelsea community, and spread the word about all the happenings at CPS. Michael was born and raised in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and has family roots in Lawrence as well.