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Tony Bent

Anthony (Tony) Bent holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree, and doctorate from Boston College. His early career included the following experiences: 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.  

 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.  More recently, has he led educational delegations to Helsinki, Stockholm, London, Berlin, Havana, and Warsaw/Krakow.  Dr. Bent currently chairs GS-21 (Global Studies/21st Century Skills), a committee of school administrators interested in promoting global education in Massachusetts.  Dr. Bent completed a three-year term on the Wellesley School Committee in March of 2018.