WILMINGTON, MA — In an email announcement on Monday evening, Wilmington School Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand announced the finalists in the district’s Athletic Director search:
- Mr. Brian Caira
- Mr. Michael McCafferey
- Ms. Mia Muzio
The three candidates will take part in separate Community Forums on Thursday, February 6, 2020 inside Wilmington High School’s Large Instruction Room. Muzio will speak from 4:50pm to 5:25pm; McCafferey will speak from 5:30pm to 6:05pm; and Caira will speak from 6:10pm to 6:45pm.
Parents, students and community members are encouraged to attend. Wilmington Community Television will film each forum for on-demand viewing. Attendees and viewers will be able to complete an online feedback form to offer their feedback on each candidate.
Brand provided the following bios for each candidate:
Mr. Brian Caira is currently an English Language Arts Teacher at Wilmington Middle School. In addition to his years of teaching, Mr. Caira has been the Associate Head Coach for the Men’s Basketball team at Salem State University since 2015. Alongside being a coach at the collegiate level, Mr. Caira has served as a coach at the high school level for Wilmington High School, Stoneham High School, and Malden Catholic High School for both basketball and baseball. Mr. Caira prides himself in assisting with numerous basketball camps, several years of sport-related volunteer work and being the recipient of awards for his service in the sports field. Mr. Caira’s experiences with students and sports has allowed him to create positive, enriching experiences for student-athletes, and ensuring that they are successful both on the field and in the classroom.
Mr. Caira is DESE certified in both English grades 5-8 and Elementary Education grades 1-6.
Mr. Caira holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Elementary Education from Merrimack College (North Andover, MA) and a Masters in Middle School Education from American International College (Springfield, MA).
Mr. Michael McCafferey is currently the Director of Athletics and Human Performance at Windham High School in Windham, New Hampshire where he takes pride in learning the athletic programming on behalf of the students, teachers and coaches to insure positive experiences and outcomes for all. Prior to his current role at Windham High School, Mr. McCaffery was the Athletic Director at Groton-Dunstable Regional School District for 8 years. Mr. McCaffery has had a lifetime of involvement in sports as a player, coach and administrator on the international, collegiate, and secondary school levels. Mr. McCaffery has successfully focused on providing meaningful, positive and memorable experiences for students enabling five MIAA State Championships, one NHIAA State Championship, and numerous League/Sectional Champions including the launch of a nationally recognized Unified Athletics program. Mr. McCaffery’s professional commitment is focused on inspiring students to become their best possible selves, while instilling life lessons through the pleasures of physical activity, competition and principles of fair play.
Mr. McCaffery is a NIAAA Certified Athletic Administrator, has served on several M.I.A.A. Sports Committees and received the 2017 Massachusetts Secondary Schools Athletic Directors Association’s Professional Development Award.
Mr. McCaffery holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Sports Communication from the University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH) and a Masters in Business Administration from Rivier University (Nashua, NH).
Ms. Mia Muzio is currently the Interim Athletic Director at Weymouth High School in Weymouth, MA where she has been pursuing her career focused on athletic administration. Prior to Ms. Muzio’s role as the Interim Athletic Director, she worked at Triton Regional School District in Byfield, MA as the Athletics Assistant. Ms. Muzio has spent several years serving as both a field hockey coach and a softball coach, which has allowed her to help students develop important life skills, academic motivation and instill a sense of belonging. Ms. Muzio has learned through her leadership and understanding of educational athletics how to support students, coaches and faculty, as well create positive experiences in an environment that is conducive to positive youth development. In addition, Ms. Muzio believes that interscholastic athletics is an extension of the classroom, and encompasses the overall support of the social, emotional and academic development of students.
Ms. Muzio is DESE certified in Physical Education, is a registered Athletic Administrator, and a MIAA Leadership Institute Graduate. In addition, Ms. Muzio is in the process of completing her DESE Supervisor/Director License.
Ms. Muzio holds a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY), a Masters in Arts in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University (Boston, MA) and a Master of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education (Cambridge, MA).
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