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August 18, 2013

Lawrence names 24 new principals and assistants

Here are the 24 new principals and assistant principals appointed by Lawrence Public Schools for the 2013-14 academic year:

Adult Learning Center

Mary Giordano, Principal – The Lawrence native and Lawrence High School graduate has worked in the city’s School Department for 27 years, beginning as a substitute teacher. More recently, she was principal at the Guilmette Middle School.

Business, Management & Finance High School

Sean McCarthy, Principal – A 15-year veteran Lawrence schools who was an officer with the Lawrence Teachers’ Union. Most recently, he was the Assistant Principal for Lawrence High School for Math, Science, and Technology.

Ray Garcia, Assistant Principal – He was raised in Lawrence and educated in the city’s schools. He has been a science teacher since 1997; most recently was the acting assistant principal of the Business, Management and Finance High School.

Guilmette Elementary

Cheryl Corrigan, Assistant Principal – With the school system for 18 years, she has been a literacy coach for the past 12 years and has taught professional development workshops.

Guilmette Middle

Melissa Larco, Principal – She taught seventh grade mathematics for the last three years at the Emily G. Wetherbee School where her students made the highest growth gains in the city; prior leadership experience at General Electric Company and in non-profit management.

Roberto Germán, Assistant Principal – He served as Director of Multicultural Affairs and Community Development for the past seven years at St. John’s Prep in Danvers. He is an alumnus of Andover Bread Loaf and member of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network.


Ethel Cruz, Acting Principal – Has worked in the city for 25 years, beginning as an elementary teacher and bilingual resource teacher. She first became an Assistant Principal in 2007, working at the Parthum School and most recently at the Guilmette Elementary School.

High School Learning Center

Robert Cayer, Principal – Nineteen year veteran of city schools, first as an elementary and middle school counselor at the Arlington School; worked for 11 years in the Adult Education Evening Program and for the past three years has been assistant principal at the Guilmette Middle School.

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