Peter J. Negroni is senior vice president of Relationship Development at the College Board, a division formed in 2008 to handle the following areas: Membership, International Education, Puerto Rico and Latin American, and the China Project. The division is also responsible for all relationships with K-12 education, higher education and associations as well as all conference and exhibit planning and execution. Negroni works out of corporate headquarters in New York City.
A career educator with more than 30 years of experience as a teacher and administrator, Negroni joined the College Board in June 2000 as vice president for Teaching and Learning. Most recently, Negroni served as senior vice president of K–12 Education from 2001 to 2006 and was responsible for all operations and product development for multiple College Board programs, including the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®), College Planning Services (CollegeEd® and MyRoad™), the PSAT/NMSQT® program, the Professional Development program and Services for Students with Disabilities, and SpringBoard®.
Negroni began his career in education as a New York City teacher before moving into administrative roles, including that of principal and superintendent. He capped his time with the New York City school system with a 10-year stint as a community school district superintendent, for which he received recognition for his work in school reform and his longevity as an urban school superintendent. After this, Negroni spent two years as executive director of the Educational Excellence Committee, an independent reform agency in North Carolina. In 1989, he became superintendent of the Springfield (Mass.) public school system, serving until he retired in June 2000.
During this time, Negroni worked to revitalize teaching and learning and developed a nationally acclaimed formula for transforming schools. Focusing on how students learn and teachers teach, Negroni’s ideas were based on the premise that all students can be educated to high standards. For this and his other work, Negroni was named the 1998 Superintendent of the Year by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Negroni received the ALAS (Association of Latino Administration and Superintendent) Lifetime Achievement award in 2006, and the National Puerto Rican Coalition Lifetime Achievement award in 1996. A published writer, Negroni has penned several articles about education reform. His article “A Radical Role for Superintendents” was published in the September 2000 issue of the School Administrator, and he wrote “Another Teacher Professional Development Day” for the Journal of the National Staff Development Council. He also contributed the chapter Lone Ranger to Lead Learner to “Schools That Learn,” edited by Peter Senge, as well as a chapter in The Superintendent's Fieldbook: A Guide for Leaders of Learning written by James Harvey.
Negroni earned a bachelor’s degree from Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., a sixth-year certificate in student administration from City College of New York and a doctorate from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J. Negroni also has an honorary doctorate from Springfield College in Springfield, Ma.