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Maio, Stephen

Senior Faculty - emeritus
Past Interim Director of Educational Leadership Program
Boston University
Educational Leadership
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Education

Academic Focus

Educational leadership studies, doctoral dissertation advisement

Community Involvement

Founder, Wakefield MA Education Foundation

Founder, Rye NH Education Foundation

Director, Wakefield Center for Performing Arts

Member, Autism Speaks Promoting Autism Research

Board Chairman, Pirandello Lyceum

Member, Dante Alighieri Cultural Center, Cambridge, MA

Chair, Education Committee, October Italian American Heritage Month

Member, Arba Sicula Organization focusing on Sicilian language and culture

Courses Taught

Doctoral courses in educational leadership

ECL 802 - Advanced Leadership

ECL 804 - Advanced Leadershipo in Policy and Practice

ECA 701 - School Management and the Law

ECA 720 - Advanced Systems Theory

EDL 820 - Collective Bargaining and Conflict Resolution

EDL 896 - Special Topics


Post-doctoral workshop - Harvard University

Ed.D. - Boston University

M.Ed. - Boston State College

B.A. - Tufts University

Diploma - Boston Latin School - Classical studies


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Professional Experience
  • Past adjunct faculty - Fitchburg and Lowell State Colleges
  • K-12 Schools
  • Superintendent of Schools SAU 50 NH, Greenland, New Castle, Newington, Rye
  • Superintendent of Schools, Wakefield, MA
  • Teacher, Counselor, Principal, Wakefield Junior High
  • Teacher, Burdick Junior High, Stamford, CT
  • Massachusetts Military Academy, U.S. Army National Guard; seven years, first lieutenant, honorable discharge
Awards & Recognitions
  • Cambridge College School of Education Student Academic Advisement Award 2010
  • Wakefield, MA Education Foundation - Award for Support of the Arts 2003
  • Wakefield MA Citizens Scholarship Foundation Community Service Award 2001
  • Greater Portsmouth, NH Educational Planning Council - Seacoast Educator Award 2000
  • Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity, awarded by the Consul General of Italy in Boston, 2009


Research & Publications

Doctoral dissertation: The Relationship of the Leadership Styles of Principals and Teachers to Principals' Ratings of Educational Programs.

Selected Presentations

Represented Cambridge College in workshop to elementary principals in Barbados, Listen, Learn and Lead: Conflict Resolution-Peer Mediation-Classroom Management, 2006

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

American Education Research Association

Phi Delta Kappa

American Association of School Administrators

Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents

Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development