Anthony (Tony) Bent holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctorate from Boston College. His early career included experiences as foreign language teacher, high school department head, and district coordinator of foreign languages. He held central office positions in Watertown and was superintendent in Shrewsbury for fifteen years. In 2008-2009, Dr. Bent was president of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents.
Upon retiring from Shrewsbury he served three districts as interim superintendent: Masconomet Regional School District, the Leominster Public Schools, and the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District. Dr. Bent is an adjunct faculty member at Simmons College teaching courses in leadership and global education.
His interest in foreign travel prompted his participation in three educator delegations to China. Dr. Bent also spent three weeks in Japan as a participant in the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund program. He led educational delegations to Finland in 2012 and 2013, with a third group planned for September 2014. Dr. Bent currently chairs GS-21 (Global Studies/21st Century Skills), a committee of superintendents interested in promoting global education in Massachusetts.