Grandson, Charles

Chair and faculty, Education Leadership
Education Leadership
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Education

Courses Taught

Courses in Advanced Leadership and Advanced Educational Policy and Practice


ED.D. - BOSTON COLLEGE, Chestnut Hill, MA - Educational Leadership, 2014
Dissertation Title: Turning Around Schools: A View From Superintendent/ Central Office as Policy Implementers

M.ED. - BOSTON COLLEGE, Chestnut Hill, MA - Curriculum and Instruction, 2006
Thesis Title: The Use of Culturally Relevant Curriculum and Pedagogy in Student Engagement

B.A. - BOSTON COLLEGE, Chestnut Hill, MA - History, 2005

Professional Certifications

  • School District Leader, Transitional D Certificate, - State of New York, 2014
  • K-12 Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent License - State of Massachusetts, 2013
  • 9-12 Principal, Assistant Principal License - State of Massachusetts, 2010
  • 7-12 Secondary History Teaching - State of Massachusetts, 2006
Professional Experience

Malden Public Schools, Malden, MA - Superintendent of Schools (Interim)

Harvard Kennedy School - Center for Public Leadership, Cambridge, MA - Associate Director, Leadership Development

Poughkeepsie City School District, Poughkeepsie, NY - Deputy Superintendent

Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, MA - School Redesign Officer and Principal, High School of Commerce

English High School - Program Director (History) / Director 9th Grade Academy

Boston Global Leadership Charter School, Boston, MA - Founder - Boston Global Leadership Public Charter School

Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA - History Teacher / Teacher Leader, Brook Farm Academy (BFA)

Faculty instructor at Boston College, Northeastern University

Awards & Recognitions
  • Donovan Urban Teaching Scholar
  • Bank of America Scholarship
  • Boston School Leadership Institute Certificate of Completion
  • Scaffold Apprenticeship Model (Data-Driven Inquiry) Certificate of Completion
  • The SUPES Academy: Superintendent and executive school district leadership development program
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • Council of Graduate Schools - (institutional)
  • MSSAA/ Teachers 21 Massachusetts Administrators’ Leadership Licensure Program Superintendent /Assistant Superintendent
  • American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE)