Leadership Update » Administrative Appointments: 2022-2023

Administrative Appointments: 2022-2023

STRENGTH FROM WITHIN

Leveraging Everett Expertise for Our Students

 

THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2022


As you are enjoying what I hope and trust is a fun and restful summer break, we are hard at work preparing for the start of the 2022-2023 school year. To that end, I am writing to  inform the EPS community about several administrative changes we have made, both at the district and school level. These were made after intense consideration to bolster effectiveness and efficiency across several major areas of the district. Even better, they leverage the abundant talent within the EPS and the community at large.

  • After serving as Principal of the Devens School since its opening in 2013, Dr. Brian Wallace, a longtime and respected leader in the Everett Public Schools, has accepted the position of EPS Director of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Dr. Wallace’s deep and varied experience is an ideal fit for the EPS, as we continue the critical work of embedding social and emotional learning into classrooms and curriculum.

  • Dr. Brittany Puleo will succeed Dr. Wallace as Principal of the Devens School. Dr. Puleo served as Assistant Principal at the Devens in 2021-2022, and she has been a member of the Devens team since the school opened in 2013.  After serving as a teacher from 2013-2016, Dr. Puleo transitioned to the position of  Educational Team Leader, a role that enabled her to form close connections with parents and outside agencies to better support students.

  • A new leadership team has been appointed to lead Everett High School (EHS). We are very pleased to announce that Dennis Lynch, a veteran EPS educator, will serve as the new EHS Principal.  He has served as Principal at the Albert N. Parlin School for the past two years and has been an EPS educator and administrator for 12 years. Longtime EPS educators Stanley Chamblain and James Murphy have been named as Assistant Principals at Everett High.  All three individuals have previously served at Everett High School.  Prior to becoming the Parlin School Principal, Mr. Lynch was a teacher and a Dean of Students at Everett High School. Mr. Chamblain is a former guidance counselor and the current head coach of the Crimson Tide boys basketball team. Mr. Murphy, a versatile and experienced educator, previously served as the EHS Data Director, overseeing the school’s student management/scheduling system. Collectively, the trio has extensive experience across all major departments and aspects of the daily operation of EHS.

  • Nancy Sutera will be the principal of the Parlin School, and she will be hiring two assistant principals to join her leadership team. Ms. Sutera has a wide track record of success as a teacher, mentor, and building leader. During more than two decades in the EPS, Ms. Sutera has served as a math teacher, an instructional facilitator, a department head, and assistant principal. Her skillset makes her ideally suited to serve as the principal of one of our K-8 schools.

  • Lauren O’Connor has been hired as the district’s first-ever Director of Security. Ms. O’Connor is an Everett High School graduate, Everett resident, and most recently served as Encore Boston Harbor 's Assistant Director of Security Administration and Emergency Management. She will oversee safety and security policies, procedures, and training at the district level, while working out of Everett High School. Security has been identified as a top priority by the School Committee, and Ms. O’Connor’s arrival will allow us to enhance our best practices and develop new and effective ways to keep our schools as safe as possible.

I am thrilled about these appointments, both individually and collectively. These professionals bring strong and defined skill sets to important roles within the EPS. They are ready for new challenges, and the upward  steps they are taking in their careers will elevate our entire district. Collectively, they will harmonize with our Central Office team, support the priorities identified by the School Committee, and help us think about the crucial ways our work intersects. Please join me in congratulating them and welcoming them to their new positions!

Finally, search committees will be formed to help fill the assistant principal openings that have been created at the Parlin and Whittier schools. There will be places for teachers, staff, and parents on these committees, and we will share that information with the relevant school communities as soon as it is available.
 
In partnership,
Priya Tahiliani
Superintendent of Schools