Leadership Team

  • The Superintendent is supported by a seven-member Cabinet or Leadership Team. 


    Adam Deleidi, Deputy Superintendent of Schools and Student Support 
    Adam Deleidi, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

    Adam began his career in Chelsea in 1997, then worked in Saugus and Revere before returning to Chelsea. Prior to his role as assistant superintendent, he was principal of the Berkowitz School, assistant principal at the middle school level, an instructional math coach at all levels, a middle school math teacher, and an elementary science teacher. His pedagogy was highlighted in the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) publication Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. His work with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) was highlighted in the spring 2015 publication of the Scholastic Administrator. Adam is responsible for overseeing the District’s system of supports designed to ensure that all Chelsea students are ready to learn at their highest levels every day, such as special education, social-emotional learning, and English Language learning, among others. Adam has a CAGS in curriculum and instruction from Lesley University and a Master’s in Education and Bachelor of Arts from Salem State University. He was a National Board Certified Teacher and completed the Merrimack Leadership Academy administrative licensure program. Mr. Deleidi was born and raised in Chelsea.


    Dr. Tamara Blake-Canty, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning 
    Dr. Tamara Blake-Canty, Chief Academic Officer

    Dr. Tamara Blake-Canty served as a principal of an elementary school in the Boston Public Schools and a middle school principal in the City of Cambridge. Under her leadership, her school improved from an underperforming school to a high performing school becoming a “gem” in the Boston Public Schools. Dr. Blake-Canty worked with Dr. Maria Brisk (Boston College professor and Former Chair of the Lynch School of Education) for over a decade with improving the academic performance of second language learners using Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL). They also presented their work at conferences throughout the country. Most recently, Dr. Blake-Canty worked in Chelsea Public Schools (CPS) as the Literacy and Humanities Coordinator 5-12. Dr. Blake-Canty obtained her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has also garnered a CAGS in Urban Leadership from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2008.  She holds a master’s degree in Urban Education from Wheelock College in Boston and an undergraduate degree in Child Psychology from Emmanuel College.


    Dr. Aaron T. Jennings, Equity, Diversity and Excellence Officer 
    Dr. Aaron T. Jennings, Equity, Diversity and Excellence Officer

    Before joining CPS, Dr. Jennings was the Vice President of Education and Impact for a national EdTech startup where he provided thought leadership and K12 technical expertise on chronic absenteeism, the whole child approach, and the Multi-Tiered System of Supports. He brings experience working on behalf of students and families in New Jersey, Washington DC, Missouri, Virginia, and Massachusetts. In his CPS role, Dr. Jennings leads capacity building for schools and departments to develop and consistently implement equitable and inclusive policies and practices across the school district. Dr. Jennings received his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Government from the University of Virginia, Masters of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis and Doctorate of Education Leadership from Harvard University. In his spare time, Dr. Jennings loves building and deepening new relationships with Chelsea students, families, and community members.


    Monica Lamboy, Executive Director of Administration and Finance
    Monica Lamboy

    Before joining CPS, Monica was a Senior Associate at the Collins Center at UMass Boston where she led teams engaged in improving processes and financial stability in towns and school districts across the state. She brings over 30 years of progressively senior management experience in municipalities across the country, including stints as Executive Director of Strategic Planning & Community Development in Somerville, MA, Chief Operating Officer of the Washington, D.C. Department of Health and as Chief Administrative Officer of Oakland, California’s Community & Economic Development Agency. At CPS, Monica leads all districtwide administrative functions except human resources. These include budget development and financial management, buildings and grounds, information technology, and food services, among others. She has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Princeton University and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. Monica is an avid cyclist and may be seen bicycling to work throughout the year.   


    Christine Lee, Director of Human Resources        
    Christine Lee

    Prior to working with CPS, Christine was a Human Capital Manager at Boston Public Schools working with all high school leaders on staffing related matters. Her work included performance management and talent management support for school leaders, developing hiring and retention strategies, onboarding employees, and providing guidance around personnel matters. Christine was formerly a middle school science teacher working to deepen her students’ curiosity and understanding of the world around them. Christine began her professional career as a paralegal at Cravath, Swaine, and Moore LLP. Christine earned her M.Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education, teaching certification from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and her B.A. from Smith College. She enjoys playing tennis, skiing, traveling, and volunteering in the community.    



    Malik Howshan, Officer of Innovation, Access, and Opportunity 
    Malik Howshan

    Malik came to Chelsea during the summer of 2021 overseeing our extended learning programming.  He arrived from Methuen, having plied his trade by successfully designing and overseeing Methuen High School's multiple "Alternative Ed" programs. He came with a breadth of knowledge in regards to extended day programming, grants, pathway designs, and knowing how best to support the needs of our students and families as they work toward graduating college and career ready. Since joining CPS, Malik has overseen all of CPS' after school, vacation school, and summer school programming, as well as building a growing network of local, non-profit, and university partners.  In the two years since Malik joined Chelsea, he has built and reimagined all of CPS' extended learning programming.  He has centralized and streamlined all of the operations for extended learning, creating a robust and equitable extended learning program for every school across the district, and has been driven to put together an enrichment program that supports the wants and needs of ALL of our students. 

    Michael Sullivan, Communication Director
    Malik Howshan

    Michael arrives at Chelsea Public Schools after serving as the Assistant Athletic Director for Communications at Merrimack College. He brings a diverse background of skill sets to the position including media relations, social media management, content creation and public relations. Michael will strive to further connect Chelsea Public Schools to the Chelsea community, and spread the word about all the happenings at CPS. Michael was born and raised in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and has family roots in Lawrence as well.