Joining the Masconomet Regional School District are, from left, Social Studies Department Chair Eva Hughes, Director of Safety and Security Bob McCarthy, and Assistant Superintendent for Student Services Lynne Bennett. (Photos Courtesy Masconomet Regional School District)
BOXFORD — Superintendent Michael Harvey is pleased to share that the Masconomet School District is welcoming three new administrators for the 2022-2023 school year.
Lynne Bennett joins the District as Assistant Superintendent for Student Services. Eva Hughes was selected as the new Social Studies Department Chair (7-12). Bob McCarthy will serve as Director of Safety and Security.
Bennett joins the District from the Arlington Public Schools, where she served for seven years as Special Education Administrator at Arlington High School.
Bennett earned a bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University and a master’s degree from Simmons University, and has received a certificate in education leadership from Cambridge College. She also is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, and is trained in problem mediation and collaborative problem solving.
She has worked in special education in both public schools and in private therapeutic school settings. She has worked in positions of increasing responsibility during her career.
Hughes comes to Masconomet from the Wayland Public Schools, where she worked for 17 years.
Hughes began her educational career in New Hampshire, where she taught special education and Social Studies. At Wayland High School, she worked as a Social Studies teacher and Instructional Coach. Hughes also played a leading role during the COVID-19 pandemic. She developed and coordinate a remote learning program for hybrid teaching, and offered professional development to assist teachers.
Hughes has earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a master’s degree from Endicott College.
McCarthy has worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years, most recently as Director of Security at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston.
McCarthy began his career as a Correction Officer at the House of Correction in Billerica, ascending in rank and responsibility. For 11 years he served as Director of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Department Youth Public Safety Academy, which served 1,500 cadets each summer. While with the Sheriff’s Department he was a member of the School Threat Assessment and Response System within the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council. He also has worked in security leadership positions at other hotels.
McCarthy holds a degree in criminal justice from Middlesex Community College, and has studied management development at the Boston University Corporate Education Center.
He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, and is certified as an EMT.
“We are excited to welcome these talented professionals to Masconomet,” Superintendent Harvey said. “They all bring a wealth of experience in their fields, and will help us grow stronger as a school district.”