Superintendent of Schools - Amber Bock


“We Don’t Grow When Things Are Easy. We Grow When We Face Challenges”

-Nurma Clarkson, author

Dear Westborough Families,

It has been the beautiful summer we all needed.  I hope that your family has fully enjoyed time to rest and have some fun.  In less than two weeks we will welcome students back for the start of school.  

The faculty and I are excited for the year ahead.  It has been wonderful to have a whole summer focused on curriculum planning, hiring, and organizing for a productive year.  In looking to the work ahead, we will focus on providing students in our classrooms with warmth, structure and expectations: the warmth of caring relationships, the clarity of routines and structure to their days, and high expectations for learning. In partnership with the schools, you can best help assure your child’s success by preparing thoughtfully with them for the start of school. Setting routines, preparing materials, and talking about your expectations for the upcoming year are all part of developing a good mindset for getting learning off to a positive start. 

Faculty, parents and students have all expressed a shared interest in a clear focus on  the high expectations and robust schooling that make Westborough a high performing district where positive relationships ground the learning.  The above quote by Nurma Clarkson describes the learning environment we want to create: full of challenges that are attainable but not easy.  Westborough faculty pride themselves on working with you to nurture our Westborough students and help them develop their confidence, resilience, knowledge, and skills.  Getting off to a strong start will support this goal. 

We look forward to welcoming all of you back.  Each building has its own unique starting notes about the year ahead, so please be sure to carefully read all building communications.  I wish everyone a wonderful start to the new year!

Take care and see you soon!

Amber Bock

Superintendent of Schools