Aaron Polansky

A husband, and father of six, Aaron currently serves as a Superintendent in the state of Massachusetts and as an Executive Committee Member for the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, Executive Board Member for the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators, and as part of an advisory council on equity in higher education for Massachusetts Governor, Maura Healey. Aaron completed his Certificate in School Management and Leadership (CSML) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Certificate of Specialization in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the Harvard Business School Online.  Aaron has a Master of Science from Springfield College in Athletic Administration and earned his Bachelor of Science from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass, Amherst. Aaron has served in the capacity of coach, teacher, or administrator at all levels of education from pre-K through college.

In 2015, Aaron was invited to the White House where he was recognized for his innovative programming in education. In 2017, Aaron was nicknamed the “Singing Superintendent” after being featured on FoxNews, CBS News, ABC News, and media outlets nationwide for his first of many musical snow day parodies. His playful music videos have become a much anticipated pick-me-up for his school community and colleagues during the harsh New England weather.

Aaron worked in the private sector as the Executive Sales Manager and designer for a multi-million dollar landscape construction company and as the Director of Massachusetts USA Wrestling (affiliate of the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado) for ten years. He was the Director of Athletics for the 2003 Dalton Award Winning Hopkinton Department of Athletics, a 2x Wrestling Coach of the Year, 2011 Wrestling USA Magazine Massachusetts Man of the Year, 2013 Virco/NASSP Massachusetts Assistant Principal of the Year, was presented with the Frederick Douglass Award in 2015 for his contributions to ‘at-risk’ youth, and serves as a Keynote Speaker for events nationwide. 

Aaron  released his first book, Dolphins in Trees: A Children’s Book with Implications for All of Us, in the summer of 2018. Dolphins in Trees has been used to guide leadership teams, school systems, cultural expectations, and family values throughout the country and internationally. His second book, Beyond Us, has received national attention and was written about, and illustrated by, one of his Graphic Design and Communication students who has since graduated. Aaron’s third book, Finding Purpose, was published in June of 2021.

Aaron has served as a keynote speaker, conference presenter and consultant nationwide. He has reached audiences in almost all 50 states, and has impacted students and staff throughout the United States and beyond. Whether you are looking to expand the capacity of your team, facilitate staff or administrator development with continuity, or kick off professional development with a feeling that will resonate, Aaron will deliver. 

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