District News and Announcements

6/21/2019 - Welcome to Region 15! Director of Finance & Operations Hired

A Message from Region 15 Superintendent, Joshua Smith:

It is my pleasure to announce that the Board of Education met on June 20th, 2019 to approve the hiring of administrative positions. Please see the announcement below and join me in welcoming Joe to our Region 15 family!

Director of Finance and Operations: Joseph Martino

Region 15 Superintendent of Schools Joshua Smith is pleased to announce that Joseph Martino has been appointed to the Director of Finance and Operations position for Regional School District 15.  This action was taken at the June 20th Special Meeting of the Region 15 Board of Education.  His position will be effective in early August.

Mr. Martino is currently the Director of Finance and Support Services for Danbury Public Schools in Danbury, CT, a position he has held for the past eight years.  Prior to his current position, he was the Director of Technology in Regional School District 12, serving the towns of Bridgewater, Roxbury, and Washington, CT for ten years. 

With part of his childhood as a Middlebury resident and currently living in Southbury, he understands both communities well. He brings nineteen years of educational administrative and teaching experience to Region 15, with extensive knowledge of the financial operations of a large school district, overseeing facilities, transportation, school lunch programs, and comprehensive experience with school security and technology infrastructure.

“Mr. Martino’s background in educational finances and knowledge of school facilities and operations will serve him well in Region 15, we are excited to have him join our team and be a part of the positive work happening here. His leadership and partnership with the communities of Middlebury and Southbury will continue to provide both fiscal responsibility, transparency, trust, and support for our excellent educational system.” said Smith.

Mr. Martino has a certificate in Educational Leadership from the University of Bridgeport, a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of Bridgeport, and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Quinnipiac University. He also serves on the Board of Directors for CASBO, the CT Association of School Business Officials. 

“I am looking forward to working collaboratively with administrators, teachers, parents, students, support staff and community leaders to continue to ensure that every student has a safe and orderly environment to be educated in, resources available, and that fiscal responsibility is maintained,” said Mr. Martino.

Mr. Martino replaces Keith McLiverty, who resigned from the Director of Finance and Operations position in March, 2019.

-josh

 Joshua Smith
Superintendent
Region 15 Public Schools