AG22 Dacia Rubel 228727Tom has been a mediator with The Resolution Center since 2017. As a former school administrator he takes a special interest in working with and helping train young people to become better problem solvers. In addition to his work with youth, Tom mediates small claims cases and has been trained in resolving housing disputes as well as working with currently incarcerated people (and their families) as they prepare for the transition of being released. Tom has also served on the Board for the past three years.

Tom is a retired school administrator, having served 14 years as Superintendent of Schools in districts in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Prior to that he was an Elementary School Principal for 20 years (where he developed an interest in the field of conflict resolution). He began his career as a 4th grade classroom teacher. Currently he serves as an adjunct faculty member at Endicott College teaching courses in Law, Policy, and Ethics for prospective school administrators. He holds a B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an Ed.D. from the University of Hartford.

Tom and his wife have resided in Beverly for the past 11 years. Their adult son and his wife balance careers in finance and nursing with raising their two small children. In addition to the joys of grand-parenting, in his spare time Tom enjoys travel, golf, hiking, skiing, and taking courses at the Salem State Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute.

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