I’m happy to announce the hiring of Dr. Phil McManus as the next Principal of the Masconomet Middle School. Dr. McManus will be joining us after successfully serving as the Assistant Principal at Marblehead Middle School, a post he has held since 2015. He also brings experience as a principal in a preK-8 school, an English teacher and a dean of admissions. He also holds a doctorate in educational administration from Boston College, a master’s degree in school administration from Salem State University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Fairfield University. Dr. McManus grew up in Topsfield and attended Masconomet Middle School. We are excited for Dr. McManus to begin as the Principal of Masconomet Middle School on July 1, 2020.
I’d like to thank the faculty, staff, parents and members of the community who took the time to participate in the search process through volunteering their time to meet with the finalists and share their thoughtful appraisals of each candidate. The feedback provided to me was invaluable in helping me make this very difficult decision.
Finally, I would like to thank Mr. Jim Dillon for serving as the Interim Principal of Masconomet Middle School for this year. Mr. Dillon’s love for Masconomet is apparent every day in the passion that he brings to working with the students and faculty of the Middle School. I hope you will join me in wishing him the best in his retirement!