The skills of amrican workforce

Commission & Staff


David P. Driscoll

Commissioner of Education, Massachusetts

Commissioner Driscoll has a forty-year career in public education and educational leadership. A former Mathematics teacher at the junior high school level in Somerville. Massachusetts and at the senior high school in Melrose, he became Assistant Superintendent in Melrose in 1972 and Superintendent of Schools in Melrose in 1984. He served as the Melrose Superintendent for nine years until his appointment in 1993 as Deputy Commissioner of Education in Massachusetts. In July 1998, he was named Interim Commissioner of Education, and on March 10, 1999, he was appointed by the Board as Massachusetts’ 22nd Commissioner of Education.