Ron Sanborn, Jaworek Elementary School, Marlborough
Named 2022 MSAA Elementary School Principal of the Year

The Massachusetts School Administrators Associations (MSAA) is pleased to announce that Mr. Ronald Sanborn, Principal of the Sgt. Charles J. Jaworek Elementary School in Marlborough, has been selected as the MSAA Thomas C. Passios Elementary School Principal of the Year. Mr. Sanborn has also been named National Distinguished Principal representing Massachusetts.

The Thomas C. Passios Award was established in 1979 to honor the memory of an outstanding school leader. This award is bestowed annually, and recognizes an elementary school principal who demonstrates clear leadership in developing successful programs for children and teachers, exceptional dedication to education, outstanding professionalism and an unselfish attitude towards helping others.

“I am truly humbled and grateful to be the recipient of this

prestigious award. The work of an elementary principal is a daily challenge; however, it also is the most rewarding job I have ever held in my career. Any great leader is defined by the work of the amazing colleagues that surround them. I share this honor with those who have supported me throughout my career, in advocating and for what is in the best interest for ALL students.”

Marlborough Superintendent of Schools, Michael Bergeron, writes “We all know what the research says about success by our students in elementary school, and what happens if kids aren’t successful. I sleep better every night knowing Ron Sanborn will move mountains, challenge the status quo, and change the lives of our kids in Marlborough. On any given day, none of us can exemplify all categories of being a transformational leader. Every day I work with Ron, I see him trying to do just that.”

Mr. Sanborn lives in Milford with his wife Kerry, his greatest supporter and their two children, Emma Catherine, 16 and Madison Ryann, 13.

Mr. Sanborn will officially receive the 42nd Thomas C. Passios Award at the MSAA Leadership Institute later this summer to be held at the Hotel 1620 in Plymouth Harbor. He will also represent Massachusetts at the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Leadership Conference in Washington, D. C in early October.

The Massachusetts School Administrators Association represents and supports the interests and needs of over 2,100 elementary, middle, and high school administrators throughout the Commonwealth.

For questions regarding the MSAA Elementary School Principal of the Year program or about membership, contact Beth Wittcoff at