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Michelle Cresta Named Director of Finance and Operations for Manchester Essex Regional School District

Superintendent Pam Beaudoin shares that Michelle Cresta will be joining the Manchester Essex Regional School District’s leadership team as Director of Finance and Operations.

Cresta will come to the District from Marblehead Public Schools, where she is Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations.

Cresta will bring 18 years of municipal and school district financial experience to Manchester Essex, as well as eight years of experience in the private sector.

Cresta holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Management from Merrimack College. She also holds statewide certifications in accounting and school business administration.

She is active in her community, serving on the Town of Middleton Finance Committee since 2007.

“Michelle is a highly respected and valued business official with extensive experience in school, municipal and board finance,” Superintendent Beaudoin said. “She will bring to MERSD a demonstrated understanding of regional school finance and governance, expertise in accounting and financial crisis management and first-hand experience with MSBA building projects as well as strong communication skills and collaborative style. Please join me in welcoming Ms. Cresta to our learning community!”

Cresta will begin working in the district on March 25.

“I am excited to join Superintendent Beaudoin and her team at Manchester Essex. This district’s reputation and focus on quality and excellence makes this a great fit for my experience and background,” Cresta said. “I cannot wait to get to know the students, staff, families and communities that make Manchester Essex one of the state’s best regional school districts.”

Cresta will develop an entry plan as part of the transition to her new role that will be shared with the school community. She will meet with groups in the spring and summer to ensure that all stakeholders can provide feedback.