John R. Jerome
Interim Superintendent of Schools
Brockton Public Schools
43 Crescent Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Interim Superintendent John Jerome understands the complexities of operating the Commonwealth’s fourth largest school district, having been a member of the Brockton Public Schools since 1971. He has served as a classroom teacher, as the district’s Chapter I Department Head from 1978 to 1994, and as the Title I Coordinator from 1995 to 2004. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Jerome served as Executive Director of Teaching & Learning 6-8, overseeing the operation of the city’s middle schools, supervising curriculum, staffing, logistics, facilities and parental concerns. In 2009, he was named Deputy Superintendent of Schools in charge of supervision of curriculum and school operations, budget and grant funding. He has been a member of the District Leadership Team for more than a decade, and has led a number of district-wide initiatives including redistricting, human capital and school turnaround.
Mr. Jerome holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Westfield State College and a master’s degree in education from Bridgewater State College. He was named Interim Superintendent in January 2013.
“John Jerome knows our schools, and he knows our community,” said Mayor Linda M. Balzotti. “With more than 40 years of experience in the Brockton Public Schools, John is committed to excellence and our students and their families are in great hands.”