Masconomet High School Principal Finalists

I am pleased to announce the finalists for the position of Masconomet High School Principal.  Our screening committee completed two interview sessions this week and have identified three candidates to move forward for a second round of interviews.  Each candidate will now spend a full day at Masconomet interviewing with members of our community.  Each candidate will also have a public interview for parents and community members on the evenings listed below. Participants in these sessions will be asked to provide written feedback to inform my decision on a final candidate.

The candidates are:

Mary Jo Carabatsos.  Mary Jo is currently the Dean of Teaching and Learning at the Brooks School in North Andover, a position she has held since July of 2016.  From 2011-2106, she was the Science Department Chair at the Brooks School.  Prior to working at Brooks, Mary Jo worked in the Andover Public Schools as a Science Program Advisor, STEM Project Manager and a High School Science Teacher.  Mary Jo holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Bio-Chemistry from Boston College, a Doctorate in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology from Tufts University and is pursuing a Certificate in School Leadership and Management from Harvard University.  Mary Jo will be interviewing at Masconomet on Thursday, February 4th.  To participate in the Public Interview with Ms. Carabatsos at 7:00 PM on February 4, please use this link:

Katie DiNardo.  Katie has been an Assistant Principal at Masconomet Regional High School since July of 2012.  Prior to joining us at Masconomet, she was an Assistant Principal at Gloucester High School for two years and the Vice Principal for Watertown High School for three years.  Prior to becoming an administrator, Katie was a Guidance Counselor at Watertown High School.  Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of Wooster, and a Master’s of Education and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Administration from Cambridge College.  Katie will be interviewing at Masconomet on Wednesday, January 27th.  To participate on the Public Interview at 7:00 PM on January 27th, please use this link:

Ryan Souliotis.  Ryan has been the Principal for Learning Community E at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School since 2017.  Prior to working in Cambridge, Ryan held the positions of Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, History Department Chair and History Teacher at Lawrence High School from 2012 to 2017.  Ryan holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from Bates College, and a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Franklin Pierce University.  Ryan will be interviewing at Masconomet on Thursday, January 28th.  To participate in the Public Interview on January 28th, please use this link:

I would like to thank the members of our Interview Committee for conducting interviews over two evenings this week, deliberating on the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates and recommending three very promising finalists.  The members of our Interview Committee are:

  • Patty Bullard, Asst. Superintendent for Student Services, Co-Chair
  • Phil McManus, Middle School Principal, Co-Chair
  • Jenna Almeida, HS Teacher
  • Mark Butterworth, HS Parent
  • Justin Crosby, HS Student 
  • Irene Duros, Guidance Department Head
  • Tammy Fay, Science, Technology and Engineering Department Head
  • Alexis Kostas, HS Parent
  • Kathy Natale, HS Teacher
  • Karen Porter, HS Parent
  • Melissa Stanley, MTA, HS Teacher


Mike Harvey


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Superintendent of the Masconomet Regional School District

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