October 22, 2018
Schools for Children Appoints Paul Stein as Executive Director

Paul Stein
May 30, 2017 — Schools for Children, a Winchester nonprofit that manages schools, develops education services, and consults to other schools and systems, recently announced that it has named Paul Stein as its next executive director.

Stein will succeed Ted Wilson, who has served as president and executive director of Schools for Children for the past 30 years.

Peter Prodromou, board chair of Schools for Children, said, “Paul joins us at a critical strategic juncture for the Schools for Children organization. We are clearly growing and changing -- welcoming new leaders, moving programs to new homes, and expanding and enriching the education and services we offer to students and their families. We welcome Paul’s fresh insights and experienced guidance as we move ahead to the future."

He added, “At the same time that we welcome Paul and look to the future of Schools for Children, we acknowledge that we would not be where we are without the exceptional service, dedication and leadership of Ted Wilson."

Stein joins Schools for Children from the Wayland Public Schools, where he served as superintendent for six years.

His career includes numerous roles in administration, teaching, and special education services. Prior to his work in Wayland, he served as deputy superintendent of Newton Public Schools, and is the past principal of Day Middle School in Newton and past house administrator of Pollard Middle School in Needham.

He began his career as a teacher in alternative, special education school settings, and served for a number of years as director of Full Circle High School in Somerville.

“I am an admirer of the schools and programs supported by Schools for Children and am thrilled by the opportunity to work with an organization that is involved in such diverse areas of education,” said Stein.

Stein earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in math and science from Cornell University, master's degree in special education from Lesley College, a master's in education from Harvard University, a Doctor of Education degree from Boston University.

Established in 1981, Schools for Children today enrolls more than 350 students in its schools and programs, and is one of the largest private employers in and around Arlington. It currently operates three schools, a before- and after-care program, a professional development initiative and a special assessment program. It also offers teacher and counselor training and mentoring, workshops, presentations, and other events through its National Institute of Student-Centered Education.

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