Summit Academy, Worcester, MA

Board Members

Terrance P. Ingano

Experience:

Presently: 

  • Retired

Formerly: 

  • Superintendent of Schools, Clinton Public Schools (2009-2017)

  • Director of Curriculum/Grants Management, K-12, Clinton  Public School

  • Business/Career Prep Department Chairman, Grades 7-12, Clinton Public Schools

  • Director, Clinton Adult Education Program; Founder/Coordinator, Tech Prep, Clinton High School

  • Clinton High School Business Education and Social Studies Teacher

  • Clinton Middle School Business Education Teacher; Virtual High School, Business/Career Teacher

  • Adjunct Professor, Atlantic Union College and Nichols College, Business and Education Courses

  • Clinton Teachers Association Secretary and VP, New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges

  • MA Business Educator's Association President, Treasurer, Annual Convention Chairman and Regional Meeting Chairman

  • Alternative Energy Committee, Town of Clinton

  • Town of Clinton/Building Committee Secretary.

Education: 

  • Master's Degree Educational Leadership, Fitchburg State College

  • Master's Degree in Business Education, Boston University

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Education, Atlantic Union College.

 

Paula T. DeCosta
Experience:
Presently: 

  • Assistant Director, Donor Relations at Bentley University.

Formerly: 

  • Stewardship Reporting Coordinator, WPI;

  • Administrative Assistant, Individual Giving, UMASS Medical School.

Education: 

  • MS Nonprofit Management, Northeastern University

  • BA History and Women's Studies, Assumption College.


Joseph Rossi
Experience:
Presently: 

  • DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE – DCMA – BAE SYSTEMS, NASHUA, NH Software Acquisition Management Specialist, for the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) Systems / Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) US Army Reserve.

Formerly:  

  • IBM – BOSTON, MA:    Systems Support Representative/ Field Engineer

  • US Army, First Deployment:  Operation Noble Eagle; Fort Bragg, NC; ​Second Deployment:  Operation Enduring Freedom; Balad, Iraq.


Daniel J. DiMezza
Experience:
Presently:

  • Executive Director,  Summit Academy, Worcester, MA 2007 to Present;

  • Co-founder of Summit Agency, Inc., higher education supports;

  • Member, Board of Directors for Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools (MAAPS).

Formerly:

  • Program Director at Salter College, West Boylston, MA – 2005-2007 and PT 2012-2016

  • ACICS and Board of Higher Ed approved instructor, and Evening Administrator – Salter College

  • Accreditation Specialist for schools and colleges at ACICS, Washington DC 2006-2007 PT.

Education:

  • Framingham State University, Framingham, MA- Major, Political Science

  • Penn Valley Community College – EMT

  • Bancroft School Of Massage Therapy - LMT.

Professional activities:

  • ALICE certificate -security, safety and lock-down protocols for schools

  • Former Board President and board member of Town of Barre EMS

  • Former Board member for WEARY health organization, West Boylston, MA

  • Worcester County North Central Chamber of Commerce member.

 
Stephen J. Ramsey
Experience:
Presently:

  • Owner/operator Bittersweet Farm Cabins in New Marshfield, Ohio.2005-Present

  • Co-founder/Treasurer Summit Academy, Worcester, MA 2005-Present.

Formerly:

  • Chief Development Officer at Summit Academy Management, Akron, OH. 2005-2009

  • Director Office of School Options Ohio Department of Education

  • Founder/President at Ohio Charter School Association, 2001-2005

  • Educational consultant for Ohio Department of Education-Special Education, 1986-1999

  • Director of Educational Services at The Ohio State University Hospitals 1973-1986.

Education:

  • Ohio State University, MA Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders

  • Ohio State University, Math Education, Minor, Physical Education.

Professional activities:

  • Licensed and certified instructor

 
Michael P. Morgan
Experience:
Presently:

  • Business Owner at Narrow Gate Flooring, Bedford, NH. 2004-Present

  • NCAA and High School Athletic Official - 2002-Present

Formerly:

  • Caretaker and volunteer at Joppa Hill Educational Farm, Bedford, NH-2011-15

  • High School -  MIAA Athletic Coach at Chelmsford, MA., Haverhill, MA. and Holliston, MA 1991-2002

  • Chemist / Quality Control at Anheuser Busch 1991-2004

Education:

  • Framingham State University- Food Science, minor Biology.

Professional activities:

  • NCAA official membership-umpire

  • Lowell Sun Varsity High School Coach of the Year recipient at Chelmsford, 1995.


 

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