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In full transparency, the following is a press release from the Natick Public Schools.


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NATICK – Natick Public Schools Superintendent Anna Nolin announced today, March 24, the hiring of Matthew Gillis as the Director of Finance.

“Mr. Gillis won over all of the interview committee due to his deep and varied experience and wisdom in the area of finance, operations and management,” Nolin said. “We are fortunate to have attracted this caliber of finance professional to our district.”

Gillis has spent the last 22 years building, presenting, and managing to live within: operating budgets, capital project budgets, grants, revolving fund budgets, and warrant articles. He has kept his knowledge and skills sharp over this period with membership and attendance at the following organizations: MASBO, ASBO, MA Treasurer’s & Collector’s Association, the Massachusetts Inspector General’s Office, and workshops with Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

Gillis is a past President of the Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials (MASBO), and has presented on a variety of topics to his colleagues over the years. 

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Since December of 2001, Gillis has been in the field of School Business Administration and has worked in a K-12 Regional system, and in small, medium, and large municipal school departments. He holds a current School Business Administrator license and Superintendent’s license from DESE. He earned his MPA from Suffolk University’s Sawyer School of Business, his BA from Marist College, and refined his knowledge of school administration field with 15 graduate credits from Westfield State College.

Currently, Gillis is looking forward to joining the Natick Public Schools leadership team and helping the district reach its student achievement goals while providing strong value for parents and taxpayers.

Upon Peter Gray’s retirement from this role, Gillis will begin effective July 1, 2023.

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