We admire the way that Superintendent of Schools John Macero and Assistant Superintendent of Schools Lisa Howard have handled the delicate situation of a financial misstep that occurred prior to Macero becoming superintendent last year. Macero and Howard are working hard to make sure that such an error doesn’t happen again and they’re focusing on how the town can move forward and provide the best education possible for the children of Winthrop.
It was great to see Mrs. Howard (and that’s how Council President Peter Gill professionally addressed his daughter during the discussion) speak so articulately and passionately about the Winthrop School Department. As a product of the Winthrop school system, Lisa is a great role model for all Winthrop kids. We’ll always remember Lisa Gill as the incredible second baseman who helped lead the Winthrop Vikings to our first and only state softball championship and then went on to play Division 1 softball at Boston College. Lisa was a woman ahead of her time as a brilliant student-athlete who understood that while excellence on the field was important, it was also vital to work hard academically to reach your goals.