The New England School Development Council, NESDEC, is a private, not-for-profit educational organization with approximately 300 school districts as affiliates.  Our primary focus is in the areas of:
  • Planning and Management
  • Executive Searches
  • Professional Development
  • Legal Services
  • Research and Development
  • Publications

Originally established at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, NESDEC, now a stand-alone, not-for-profit corporation, has been serving New England school districts since 1946. NESDEC currently utilizes the expertise of over twenty former school administrators, as well as numerous educational workshop providers in its effort to provide the most current and effective resources to its affiliates.

Our Dr. John R. Sullivan Professional Development Center in Marlborough, MA includes a large classroom along with smaller seminar rooms.

NESDEC is committed to its mission of helping schools and school districts become high-performance organizations through:

  • valuable planning tools and beneficial information needed to make informed management and facilities planning decisions
  • assistance to school boards in recruiting and selecting the very best leaders for their communities
  • superior professional development programs for all staff (teachers, administrators, support staff)
  • continuous research into current and relevant educational issues
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