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School administrator , Fine arts educator

Matthew Michael Delaney, American School administrator, fine arts educator. National board certified in art; certified fine arts teacher PK-12, fine arts supervisor PK-12, secondary teacher history, social studies, principal, assistant principal. National Endowment for Humanities grantee, 1992, Horace Mann grantee, 1988, 89; recipient United States Presidential Recognition, 1997.


Delaney, Matthew Michael was born on March 13, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Matthew Michael and Julia Agnes (Perry) Delaney.


Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Massachusetts College Art, 1970. Master of Education, Bridgewater State College, 1974. Master of Arts, Boston College, 1981.

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University.


Instructor fine arts Brockton Public Schools, Massachusetts, 1970-1974. From instructor fine arts to PK-12 regional curriculum coordinator, electives program curriculum coordinator Whitman-Hanson Regional School District, since 1974. Adjunct faculty member Massachusetts College Art, Curriculum in the Visual Arts, Kaplan University Graduate School Education.

Facilitator for NBCT candidate support program, University Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Photographer Brockton Daily Enterprise, 1972-1976, Patriot Ledger, 1976-1982. Instructor fine arts Brockton Art Center, 1973-1974.

Community school coordinator Brockton Public Schools, 1971-1974. Facility Technology Study Committee, Whitman, 1993-1994. Member superintendent search committee, Abington, Massachusetts, 1991-1992.

Member Effective Schools Committee, Whitman-Hanson, 1982-1984, instructional advisory council, since 1989, faculty advisory council, selected for field study National Board Certified Art. Art and music curriculum representative North River Collaborative. Presenter workshops in the United States and France.

Peer assessor United States Department Education, 1999. Scorer National Board Professional Teaching Standards, 1999.


  • National board certified in art. Certified fine arts teacher PK-12, fine arts supervisor/ director PK-12, secondary teacher history, social studies, principal, assistant principal.


  • Other Work

    • Photographic works in collection International Center Photography George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. Contributor art and design to Kiwanis, Special Olympics, Shriners, and others. Articles to professional journals.


Member National Education Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Massachusetts Teachers Association (distinguished service award 1988, recognition achievement award 1997, Whitman-Hanson Regional School District Outstanding Leadership award 1997), National Art Education Association, Abington Cultural Council, Massachusetts Art Education Association, Boston College Alumni Association, Massachusetts College Art Alumni Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, sailing, cycling, travel, playing guitar.


Married Patricia Louise Tirrell, March 22, 1970. Children: Sara Linde, Elizabeth Kerrin.

Matthew Michael Delaney

Julia Agnes (Perry) Delaney

Patricia Louise Tirrell

Sara Linde Delaney

Elizabeth Kerrin Delaney