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The Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science is a free, co-educational, public school of excellence that enrolls approximately 100 academically accelerated 11th and 12th grade students from Massachusetts. Math and science are emphasized within a comprehensive, interactive academic program. Rigorous junior year classes and senior classes taken at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) prepare students for college academics before they’ve graduated from high school. Learn more about Mass Academy.
Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science at WPI Appoints New Director
The Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is pleased to announce that Anne Ludes of Framingham has been appointed the new director, effective July 1. Current Director Michael Barney announced his retirement effective Dec. 31. He will remain co-director until then.
“Our search committee is thrilled with Anne’s appointment. All those involved with the search were impressed with her credentials, her public and committee sessions, and her site visit. We feel she will do an outstanding job as the next director. I am looking forward to working with Anne through the transition,” Barney said.
Ludes, currently assistant superintendent for secondary education in the Framingham Public School District, has a BA in mathematics and secondary education from Providence College and an MA in mathematics from Boston College. Her background includes teaching mathematics and extensive work in curriculum development, instruction, assessment and professional development.
“I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve as the next director of the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI. I am inspired by the school’s commitment to rigorous coursework, high expectations, and project-based learning experiences for students,” Ludes said.