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.