Noah Collins graduated from Westfield State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication. He received a post baccalaureate degree in Middle School Mathematics from Bridgewater State University. Mr. Collins spent thirteen years teaching math at the Middle Level. Along with his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Collins has also been a new teacher mentor, Co-Chairperson on the NEASC Action Committee and Co-Chair of the NEASC Leadership Committee as well as serving on the School Council, Field Trip Coordinator, an Advisor for Nature's Classroom and a member of the School Improvement Committee. Mr. Collins earned his Master's Degree in Organizational School Management from Endicott College and is certified as Principal/Assistant Principal PreK-6 and Grades 5 through 8.
Dr. Nadine Clifford, Assistant Principal
Nadine Clifford graduated from Bay Path College with a bachelor of arts degree in Elementary and Special Education in 2006. She became a special education liaison and teacher of literacy for students at the middle school level. During this time, she taught courses in literacy, co-taught math curriculum, provided social-emotional support services to students and their families, participated on district wide safety and curriculum development committees, led special education trainings and initiatives, and designed a 21st century skills course. She earned a Master's Degree from Bridgewater State University in Educational Leadership in 2011 and took on additional leadership tasks within the district as a member of the data and analysis team, piloting universal assessments for middle school students, and serving as a Community of Caring team lead. After eight years of teaching, Nadine moved on to become an Associate Principal at a Massachusetts Approved Private Chapter 766 school where she should continue her work with a social, emotional, and behavioral population working with children in grades K-8. In 2016, Nadine received her Doctorate of Education Degree in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Teaching, Learning, Curriculum Design, and Instruction. Since this time, she has applied her knowledge of these areas to the growth and development of strong curricular practices, assessment analysis, teacher trainings and professional development. A transition from private to public education sector has brought Nadine to the Milford Public Schools as of summer 2018.
Mr. Veeko Lucas, Assistant Principal
Veeko Lucas graduated from Berea College (KY) with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 2003. He became a High School Science teacher in Louisville KY, in 2009. During his time as a 9th grade teacher he led his school’s Freshman Academy, supported literacy, math and science based initiatives in his school, his district, at the state and national levels. After helping support students to be successful for 3 years, he was convinced that the path of school leadership would help him make the greatest impact on students. This led to Veeko pursuing and earning a Master of Education in Secondary Education degree from Indiana University Southeast in 2012, and a Master of Education in School Building Leadership from Teachers College: Columbia University in 2014. After graduating, Veeko transitioned into the non-profit sector to support thousands of students in districts from St. Petersburg FL, Memphis TN, to Boston, and his hometown of Springfield Massachusetts. Having satisfied the desire to have a far reaching impact, Veeko has come to Milford with the hope of getting back to what brought him to education in the beginning; helping build the best school community possible, one student, one teacher, one day at a time.