Two of our three candidates for the position of Principal of Masconomet Regional High School completed their visits to Masconomet this week. Katie DiNardo completed her interview on Wednesday, January 27th, Ryan Souliotis visited Masconomet on Thursday, January 28th. Our third finalist, Mary Jo Carabatsos, will visit on Thursday, February 4th. The finalists’ visit entails spending a full day at Masconomet, meeting in-person and virtually with groups of students, faculty and administration and concludes with a public interview for parents and community members. Each group of constituents who meet with the finalists are asked to submit feedback of their impressions.
The public interview sessions from this week have been recorded and are available for you to view at the links below. The form for members of the public to submit feedback on the candidates is located at: https://forms.gle/UzCfNGz6iA5EMEs16. Forms will be accepted through Monday, February 8th.
The finalists 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.
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.
To view Ms. DiNardo’s Public Interview, please use this link: Public Interview with Katie DiNardo
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.
To view Mr. Souliotis’ Public Interview, please use this link:
After all of our finalists have completed their visits to Masconomet, I will be conducting meeting with the candidates’ references, and constituents at their current places of work. I expect to offer the position to one of these finalists the week of February 22nd.